Trinseo Publishes Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.