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Trinseo Releases Impressive EH&S Performance Results for 2021

21 manufacturing teams and 12 R&D teams attain zero injuries, spills and process safety incidents

Berwyn, PA - Friday, January 14, 2022

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and engineered materials today recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2021 – placing Trinseo’s safety performance in the top tier of companies in the chemical industry.

In 2021, 21 Trinseo manufacturing teams and 12 R&D groups— encompassing 1,654 individual recipients —earned the prestigious “Triple Zero Award,” recognizing that their work groups had zero recordable injuries (including employees and contractors), zero reportable spills, and zero process safety incidents. Globally, 73 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.

There were many programs aimed at improving Trinseo’s safe work culture in 2021. Noteworthy initiatives included Contractor Safety Focus, Return to Operation Enhancement, and a sustained focus on improving safety awareness and behaviors through targeted programs such as Safety on Purpose, Office Safety and Safe Summer.

“As the challenges of the pandemic continued in 2021, our team worked hard to maintain our high safety standards,” said Jos van den Brink, Global EH&S Director and Director Trinseo Netherlands. “In addition to adjusting our practices to accommodate the fluctuations of COVID-19, this year, we also added several new sites as result of two acquisitions and have made great strides to integrate them into our EH&S programs.”

2021 Triple Zero Award Recipients:

Plastics and Feedstocks

  • Plastics R&D and TS&D
  • Zhangjiagang ABS, China
  • Tsing Yi PS, Hong Kong
  • Merak PS, Indonesia
  • Tessenderlo PS, Belgium
  • Boehlen Styrene, Germany
  • Terneuzen C&B / Hoek, The Netherlands

Latex Binders

  • Binders R&D and TS&D
  • Merak, Indonesia
  • Midland, USA
  • Ulsan, South Korea
  • Rheinmunster, Germany
  • Norrkoping, Sweden
  • Terneuzen Binders
  • Dalton, USA

Engineered Materials

  • Engineered Materials R&D and TS&D
  • Hsinchu C&B
  • Bronderslev, Denmark, EMEA
  • Mussolente
  • Louisville, USA
  • Belen, New Mexico US
  • Matamoros, Mexico

Site Services

  • Midland, Michigan, Rail Operations
  • Rheinmunster, Germany, Site Services

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders 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, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $4.8 billion in net sales in 2021 and has 26 manufacturing sites and one recycling facility around the world and approximately 3,400 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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