“Trinseo’s commitment to global citizenship and sustainability extends through our supply chain, and we expect Trinseo suppliers to conduct their operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.”
—Catherine Maxey, Vice President of Public Affairs, Sustainability and EH&S
In 2015, Trinseo introduced a Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines the minimum standards that Trinseo expects all its suppliers to comply with when doing business with the company. Trinseo introduced the code in response to industry trends and customers who increasingly hold companies publicly accountable for not only their own actions, but also those of their supply chains.
The Trinseo Supplier Code of Conduct is founded on three basic principles:
• The company expects its suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
• Trinseo encourages its suppliers to adhere to the highest principles of environmental responsibility, sustainability, ethical behavior, corporate social responsibility (CSR), fair labor practice and a safe healthy workplace.
• The company expects all its suppliers to operate responsibly and in a manner that is consistent with Trinseo’s Code of Conduct and related Ethics and Compliance Policies.
The code, which is available in multiple languages, includes sections on: management systems, human and worker rights, environment, health and safety, business ethics, material sourcing, and compliance and reporting.
The specific expectations outlined for suppliers in the code are consistent with Trinseo’s own practices and policies.