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February 19, 2020

Trinseo Improves its CDP Score in Sustainability for the Second Consecutive Year

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, improved its 2019 CDP Score (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) to a “B” in both Climate Change Disclosure, marking the Company’s second consecutive year of score increase.

Each year, CDP takes the information supplied in its annual reporting process and scores companies and cities based on their journey through disclosure and towards environmental leadership. Through its independent scoring methodology, CDP measures corporate and city progress and incentivizes action on climate change, forests, and water security.

“This is another strong sign of the growth in our sustainability program at Trinseo,” said Walter van het Hof, Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader. “As CDP continues to raise the bar each year, we have steadily improved and expanded our practices in sustainability and circularity to combat the effects of climate change. We are pleased to see a score increase and Our customers value this external perspective.”

Each overall CDP Score correlates to one of the following four levels:

  • Leadership (A/A-): Implementing current best practices
  • Management (B/B-): Taking coordinated action on climate issues
  • Awareness (C/C-): Knowledge of impacts on, and of, climate issues
  • Disclosure (D/D-): Transparent about climate issues

Trinseo’s overall score (B) lands in the “Management” band, which ranks higher than the North America regional average (C), assessed peer companies average (B-), and the global average (C).

The CDP Score is comprised of 11 assessment categories, of which Trinseo scored better than average – in comparison to assessed peer companies – in nine while achieving the group average in the remaining two. The Company’s strongest performance was noted to be its Targets (A), Governance (A), Opportunity Disclosure (A-), and Risk Management Processes (A-).

Trinseo recently announced it had been awarded a Silver Medal from the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Rating assessment. This was due in part to the Company’s adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting in its 2019 report.

For more information on Trinseo’s sustainability and CSR program, visit


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 and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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