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Trinseo Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for Supporting the Plastics Circular Economy

BERWYN, PA, USA - Monday, November 8, 2021

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders, was presented with the 2021 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan, the premier global business strategy and consulting firm. Trinseo earned the recognition based on a recent independent analysis of its contributions to the circular economy in areas including strategy effectiveness, executive support, differentiation, stakeholder integration, customer purchase experience, price/performance and value, and brand equity.

“A circular economy is the future and Trinseo is committed to being part of it through the materials we offer,” said Francesca Reverberi, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Trinseo. “As a company, Trinseo believes in using a science-based approach and technological innovation to provide cutting edge solutions, not only to customer challenges but to environmental issues and societal concerns. We are delighted that our dedication and efforts in the area of circularity are well recognized.”

Trinseo has been particularly active in styrenics circularity in recent years. Besides proactively working with customers to develop sustainably advantaged products, Trinseois a key contributor to various industry associations including, PlasticsEuropeAmerican Chemistry Council, and Styrenics Circular Solutions. Trinseo also is a strong advocate of partnering with value chain stakeholders and believes that a circular economy can only be achieved through collaborative efforts.

“Trinseo’s pioneering efforts involving a 360‐degree approach toward circular polystyrene solutions that comprise advanced recycling, dissolution, and bio‐based feedstock‐derived resins enabled it to carve out an edge over the competition,” said Gautam Rashingkar, an industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Trinseo formally mapped out an ambitious, measurable, achievable, and long-term sustainability journey in 2019 that included 15 sustainability goals grouped into 5 categories. Three of these goals focused on material solutions and its product portfolio:
  • By 2025, 30% of Trinseo’s technology and innovation/R&D efforts will be aimed at circular economy solutions
  • By 2030, 40% of Trinseo’s products will be sustainably advantaged
  • By 2030, 50% of Trinseo products will be used in applications that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG)

The award further demonstrates Trinseo’s commitment to its sustainability goals and circularity.

For 60 years, Frost & Sullivan has been known for its business intelligence, research, and analysis services extending across 45 global offices, spanning 10 industries, 35 sectors, and 300 markets. The company applies a rigorous analytical process to evaluate multiple nominees in various award categories before determining its honorees. For more information, please visit 2021 Award Recipients | Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Awards.

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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