Trinseo has a fundamental concern for all who make, distribute, and use our products, and for the environment in which we live. This concern is the basis for our product stewardship philosophy and policy, by which we assess the safety, health, and environmental information on our products, and then take appropriate steps to protect employee and public health and the environment. Each and every individual who is involved with Trinseo products — from the initial concept and research to the manufacture, sale, distribution, use, disposal and recycle — is responsible for upholding this stewardship.
Trinseo’s Global Product Stewardship Management Standard has been developed to assist Trinseo businesses in achieving compliance with the Responsible Care® Product Safety Code. The global nature of Trinseo businesses means that we are able to develop consistent product stewardship principles and practices across geographic areas, recognizing that some differences may be inevitable due to local governmental requirements or other circumstances.
All Trinseo businesses have a written global product stewardship plan, which addresses how they comply with these requirements. The level of product stewardship activity committed to in the plan is a function of the hazard of the product, exposure circumstances, and the customer.
The code of practice for product stewardship consists of: leadership commitment; accountability and management; prioritization of products; product information and regulatory compliance; risk characterization; product safety and risk management; management of new information; product design and improvement; value chain communication, cooperation, and outreach; information sharing, with publicly available product safety and stewardship information; and performance assessment, continuous improvement, and training.
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