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Trinseo Publishes Fifth Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Waste, emissions, and electricity use down from previous year

Berwyn, PA - Monday, July 6, 2015

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, has published its 2014 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. This marks the company’s fifth report since its formation in 2010.

In 2014, the company continued its trend of reducing its environmental footprint, as measured by a range of environmental performance indicators. Compared with the 2013 performance, the company achieved reductions in 2014 in the following areas:

  • Electricity use, down 2%
  • Total chemical emissions, down 21%
  • Volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions, down 23%
  • Non-VOC emissions, down 21%
  • Waste, down 37%

The report profiles how the company’s products help its customers improve their own sustainability in areas such as LED lighting, green tires, life-saving medical devices, electric vehicle charging stations, and lighter weight cars that get better mileage. The report also outlines Trinseo’s programs in product stewardship, quality, safety, ethics and compliance, volunteerism, and Responsible Care®.

“At Trinseo, our commitment to sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Trinseo. “We believe that our actions and our vision today play a significant role in what the world looks like tomorrow. That is why we continue our work to reduce Trinseo’s environmental footprint, while developing new, innovative solutions that enable a sustainable future for our customers, our business and the world.”

The report is available online at www.Trinseo.com/sustainability.

About Trinseo

Trinseo is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Trinseo’s technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees. More information can be found on Trinseo’s website. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo completed its renaming process.

® Responsible Care is a registered service mark of the American Chemistry Council in the United States

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