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Trinseo CEO Reinforces Its Commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Care®

BERWYN, Pa. - Friday, June 2, 2017

Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Trinseo, today reaffirmed the company’s strong commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible operations.

“As a global company, we recognize our responsibility to operate in a sustainable way, with high standards of transparency and accountability when it comes to our environmental performance,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Trinseo.  “By focusing on sustainability in our manufacturing operations, as well as the products we make, we have been able to deliver results that are key drivers of TSE’s shareholder value proposition.”

Next month, Trinseo will publish its annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report, which outlines the company’s reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, electricity usage, water consumption, chemical emissions and waste.  Since the company’s first full year of operations in 2011, Trinseo has reduced Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25 percent. 

Trinseo’s materials are powering sustainability innovations at its customers in many market applications, including:

Trinseo also is proud to participate in the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative, and is dedicated to operate the company according to its guiding principles globally.  Responsible Care® is a voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry to safely handle our products from inception in the research laboratory, through manufacture and distribution, to ultimate reuse, recycle, and disposal, and to involve the public in our decision-making processes.  

More about Trinseo’s commitment to Sustainability is available 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 $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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