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Trinseo Publishes Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Waste, emissions, and electricity use down from previous year

BERWYN, Pa. - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today has published its 2015 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. This marks Trinseo’s sixth report since the company’s formation in 2010.

In 2015, Trinseo continued its trend of reducing its environmental footprint, as measured by a range of environmental performance indicators.

Since its first report in 2011, the company achieved reductions in the following areas:

  • Electricity use, down 4%
  • Total chemical emissions, down 18%
  • Volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions, down 50%
  • Waste, down 17% (over 2014)

The 2015 Sustainability and CSR 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 remains an integral part of our business strategy,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO, Trinseo. “We continue our work to reduce Trinseo’s environmental footprint, while developing new innovative solutions that enable our customers to create more sustainable products by reducing energy use, preserving health, enhancing safety, improving durability, and conserving natural resources.”

Trinseo’s 2015 public reporting received the Silver Medal level of achievement from EcoVadis, a leading sustainability assessor. Trinseo’s disclosure score of 54 places the company in the top 30 percent of the 6,000 companies evaluated by EcoVadis in 2015.

“We are committed to sharing our sustainability efforts and results—from greenhouse gas emissions to human rights policies—as openly and transparently as possible,” said Catherine Maxey, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety, Trinseo.

The 2015 CSR report is available online at www.Trinseo.com/sustainability.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales with 2,700 employees globally in 2019. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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