Business & Operations

Trinseo’s focus on positive economic performance allows us to innovate in support of our sustainability commitments as a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, including various advanced specialty products and sustainable solutions.

2020 Economic Performance
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Trinseo’s Code of Business Conduct

Ethics and regulatory compliance are cornerstones of Trinseo’s mission to deliver technology and solutions that are intrinsic to our customers’ success. Led by Trinseo’s Code of Business Conduct and a suite of supporting policies, employees are expected to uphold the highest ethical and business standards in all matters involving the Company.

Our Path to Sustainable Procurement

Trinseo’s Supplier Code of Conduct sets expectations that our suppliers will, among other requirements:

  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • Adhere to the highest standards of product stewardship, product quality, environmental responsibility, occupational health and safety, sustainability, ethical behavior, corporate social responsibility, and fair labor practices
  • Operate, and encourage their own suppliers to operate, in a way that is consistent with the Trinseo Supplier Code of Conduct and related policies

Trinseo unveiled a new Corporate Procurement Policy in 2019 that not only restates the requirement that suppliers adhere to Trinseo’s Code of Conduct but also sets forth Trinseo’s policy to preferentially select suppliers that adhere to the principles in our Supplier Code of Conduct and demonstrate the integration of sustainability and corporate responsibility into their business strategies.

The following evaluation tools have been developed to support this new policy:

  • Selection Criterion for New Suppliers
  • Supplier Relationship Management Scorecard, which establishes a sustainability rating to evaluate our suppliers
  • Integrated Risk Management Tool, which assesses suppliers and their reputation, ethics, and compliance activity

Operation Clean Sweep®

The prevention and limitation of pellet, flake, and powder loss is a priority in the plastics industry and a critical issue for our environment. Since 2014, Trinseo has been an active member of Operation Clean Sweep®, a plastics industry association effort to reduce plastic pellets in the environment by implementing good housekeeping through pellet, flake, and powder containment practices. In 2020, our Terneuzen site unveiled an innovative breakthrough project as part of its pellet containment efforts — a pellet blowing device for trucks intended to help reduce loss of plastic pellets outside Trinseo’s facilities.

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