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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), 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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