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Trinseo Releases Impressive EH&S Performance Results for 2018

25 manufacturing teams and all R&D teams attain zero injuries, spills, and process safety incidents

BERWYN, Pa. - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2018 including an injury rate (OSHA recordable) of 0.21 including contractors.

In 2018, 25 Trinseo manufacturing teams and all R&D groups – encompassing 1,783 employees – earned the prestigious “Triple Zero Award,” recognizing that their work groups had zero recordable injuries, zero reportable spills, and zero process safety incidents. Globally, 81 percent of eligible teams received Triple Zero recognition.

Trinseo believes in continuously improving EH&S performance, with the ultimate goal of zero injuries, spills, and process safety incidents in all of our facilities every year. EH&S and Responsible Care® are core values and strategic priorities for Trinseo. The Triple Zero Award program recognizes and appreciates the effort and discipline of manufacturing plant and lab teams that achieve incident-free operation over the calendar year.

“At Trinseo, protecting people and the environment is part of everything we do and every decision we make,” said Catherine Keenan, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and EH&S. “Meeting or exceeding the highest standards of environmental and safety performance is a value that’s deeply held by all our people. Congratulations to every Trinseo employee who shares in this accomplishment.”

In 2018, the company implemented a behavioral safety program called “Safety on Purpose”, focused on safety conversations and positive interventions between employees, which also was a positive contributor to the strong safety performance for the year. 

“As our company grows and as new team members join, one constant has been our strong safety culture. Everyone has a sense of accountability for their safety and the safety of their colleagues. Triple Zero performance can only be achieved if each and every individual engages by devoting their attention, and effort on working safer, every day, every time,” said Ted Kietzman, Trinseo global EH&S Director.

Trinseo’s Triple Zero Award in 2018 Recipients:

  • Latex Binders
    • Hamina, Finland
    • Latex Binders R&D TS&D, Global Team
    • Merak, Indonesia
    • Midland, MI, USA
    • Norrkoping, Sweden
    • Terneuzen, The Netherlands
    • Ulsan, South Korea
    • Zhangjiagang, China

       

  • Plastics
    • Hsinchu, Taiwan, Compounds & Blends
    • Merak, Indonesia, Polystyrene
    • Midland, MI, USA, Copolymers
    • Plastics R&D, Global Team
    • Schkopau, Germany, Polystyrene
    • Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, China, Polystyrene
    • Zhangjiagang, China, Copolymers

       

  • Styrene
    • Boehlen, Germany, Styrene
    • Terneuzen, The Netherlands, Maintenance
    • Terneuzen, The Netherlands, Styrene

       

  • Synthetic Rubber
    • Rubber R&D, Global Team
    • Schkopau, Germany, Analytical Lab
    • Schkopau, Germany, Emulsion-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (E-SBR)
    • Schkopau, Germany, Maintenance
    • Schkopau, Germany, PBR
    • Schkopau, Germany, Rubber Logistics
    • Schkopau, Germany, Soln Elast

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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