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Trinseo Releases Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Company achieves best safety results in six years and continues to reduce environmental footprint

BERWYN, Pa. - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today has published its 2017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest standards of safety and environmental performance, and developing innovative solutions that benefit our world. This marks Trinseo’s seventh report since the company’s formation in 2010.

In 2016, 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:

  • Total waste, down 59%
  • Volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions, down 50%
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by Trinseo, down 25%
  • Electricity usage, down 9%

The 2017 Sustainability and CSR Report profiles how the company’s products help its customers improve their own sustainability in areas such as vehicle lightweighting to improve fuel efficiency, green tire technology, medical device design flexibility and parts consolidation, home appliance manufacturing, LED horticulture lighting, and more. The report also outlines Trinseo’s programs in product quality, safety, ethics and compliance, volunteerism, and Responsible Care®.

“At Trinseo, our commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility is innate to our culture, and every employee plays a crucial role in advancing our mission to improve the world around us,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO. “In accordance with our Core Values of innovation, respect, and integrity, we are continually looking for ways to green the value chain —to allow and empower our customers to deliver end-products that are more advanced and sustainable, all the while ensuring our own operations are as efficient as possible.”

The report also details Trinseo’s record environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) performance. Trinseo’s recordable injury rate for 2016 was 0.07, the lowest it has ever been, and a rate that is significantly lower in comparison to other manufacturers and American Chemistry Council (ACC) member companies. Trinseo achieved its best safety results since the company’s formation in 2010, placing Trinseo in the top tier of all chemical companies.

“Trinseo believes in the vision of zero, with the ultimate goal of zero on-the-job incidents,” said Catherine Maxey, Trinseo’s Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and EH&S. “We are proud to report that in 2016, 83 percent of eligible teams earned our Triple Zero recognition for zero incidents, making 2016 a remarkable year for Trinseo in EH&S performance. Our record safety performance is a testament to the commitment to safety embedded within our culture, which reflects our focus on safeguarding the well-being of every person at every site, every day.”

The 2017 Sustainability and CSR report is available online at www.trinseo.com/sustainability.

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 www.trinseo.com and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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