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Trinseo Awarded Silver Medal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Rating by EcoVadis

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, February 10, 2020

2019 Silver Medal EcoVadis CSR RatingTrinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, has been awarded a Silver Medal from the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Rating assessment. The recognition is announced each December and the title is valid through the following year.

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become a trusted partner for procurement teams in more than 450 leading multinational organizations to reduce risk and drive innovation in their sustainable procurements. The world's most trusted business sustainability rating agency assessed more than 60,000 companies in 198 industries and 155 countries.

“We are proud of the strides made to grow our sustainability program at Trinseo,” said Walter van het Hof, Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader. “Our 2019 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report marked the first full year of measuring performance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. This recognition is well-deserved and reflects the importance of our adoption of the GRI framework for sustainability reporting.”

The EcoVadis CSR rating measures the quality of a company’s CSR management system – through its policies, actions, and results. The assessment focuses on 21 issues, which are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement. The issues assessed and their relative weight vary based on the company’s activities, size, and geographic location.

Trinseo’s overall score placed in the top quarter of all assessed industry peers while also ranking above average in all four themes with its best rating coming in the Ethics category. The Company was noted as having strong endorsements of external initiatives on environmental issues such as the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® and Operation Clean Sweep® programs.

For more information on Trinseo’s sustainability and CSR program, visit Trinseo.com/Sustainability.

View Trinseo's Silver Medal Certificate from EcoVadis

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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