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Trinseo Achieves Exceptional Global EH&S Performance in 2017

Twenty-One global manufacturing and R&D teams attain zero injuries, zero spills and zero safety incidents

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, February 5, 2018

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced today that eighteen manufacturing teams and three global research and development groups earned Trinseo’s Triple Zero Award in 2017, marking another exceptional environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) performance by company employees across the globe. In 2017, twenty-one of the thirty eligible global sites achieved this high recognition for safety, represent nearly 1,400 employees in 10 countries.

“Trinseo is committed to continually reducing injuries so that none of our people get hurt at work. Feeling safe at work in fundamental to motivating people and consistent with Trinseo’s core values,” said Chris Pappas, Trinseo President and CEO. “Low injury rates indicates professionalism and attention to detail that prevents injuries and larger process upsets.”

The Triple Zero program was created in 2010 to recognize company facilities and groups that complete a calendar year with zero injuries according to U.S. OSHA criteria, zero spills and zero process safety incidents according to criteria set by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

“Our remarkable EH&S performance is a direct reflection of the safety culture embedded in our people, who are always engaged in working safer,” said Ted Kietzman, Trinseo Global EH&S Director. “As a result of their efforts, Trinseo is a top decile performer among ACC Responsible Care® companies.”

Trinseo’s Triple Zero Award 2017 recipients are:

  • Latex Binders
    • Hamina, Finland, Hamina Binders
    • Merak, Indonesia, Merak Binders
    • Norrkoping, Sweden, Norrkoping Binders
    • Ulsan, South Korea, Ulsan Binders
    • Zhangjiagang, China, Zhangjiagang Binders
  • Plastics
    • Hsinchu, Taiwan, Hsinchu Compounds & Blends
    • Boehlen, Germany, Boehlen Styrene
    • Merak, Indonesia, Merak Polystyrene
    • Plastics R&D and TS&D Global Team
    • Schkopau, Germany, Maintenance
    • Slade, Germany, Slade Polycarbonate
    • Schkopau, Germany, Polystyrene
    • Terneuzen, The Netherlands, Compounds & Blends
    • Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, Tsing Yi Polystyrene
    • Zhangjiagang, China, Zhangjiagang ABS
  • Synthetic Rubber
    • Rubber R&D and TS&D Global Team
    • Schkopau, Germany, Analytical Laboratories
    • Schkopau, Germany, Emulsion-Styrene Butadiene Rubber
    • Schkopau, Germany, Maintenance
    • Schkopau, Germany, Rubber Logistics
    • Schkopau, Germany, Solution Elastomers

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, electrical, building and construction, textile, paper and board, footwear and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.4 billion in net sales in 2017, with 16 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com

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