Corporate Citizenship

Giving back to the communities we serve is intrinsic to who we are as an organization.

With our Core Values as our guide, Trinseo is committed to living out our company mission through volunteering efforts and charitable contributions, focused on making a direct impact in the local communities where our employees live and work, and educating and inspiring the next generation of professionals in chemistry and engineering.

Group photo of Trinseo employees volunteering at the Eschborn Zoo in Germany

Volunteer Days

Volunteer Days is an annual month-long community service initiative that brings together hundreds of Trinseo employees around the world to support their communities. Employees organize local volunteer events to donate their time, inviting their colleagues, family, and community members.

In June 2018, Trinseo employees and their families spent 2,382 hours volunteering at events in 20 locations across the globe.

Community Highlights

Midland Boardwalk

In just four days, 24 dedicated Trinseo volunteers spent 285 volunteer hours to build a raised wooden boardwalk so students of Floyd Elementary School in Midland County, Michigan could access an on-site nature trail as part of the school’s science curriculum.

Eschborn Zoo

Thanks to hard work from Trinseo’s Eschborn, Germany team, the local zoo’s group of barbary macaques, an endangered species, now have a new large play pen built from recycled fire hoses and other repurposed materials.

STEM Mentoring in Zhangjiagang

As part of a partnership with the Center for Chemical Process Safety, Trinseo hosted a process safety workshop in Zhangjiagang, China for chemical engineering students from Nanjing Tech University, shared practical tips for job interviews and offered a tour of the facility to the future STEM leaders.

Mussolente Flood Donation

Following the severe storm and floods that impacted parts of Northern Italy in October of 2018, Trinseo’s Mussolente team decided to donate to the community of Rocca Pietore and to Serrai di Sottoguda Natural Park, among the most affected areas, in lieu of customer Christmas gifts.

Association Participation

As an industry leader with a commitment to business excellence, innovation, and sustainability, Trinseo representatives across the company belong to more than 50 trade associations, including in the plastics, feedstocks, latex, and rubber industries, as well as global, regional, and local business and chemical associations.

We use this opportunity to proactively engage in activities that support a more sustainable future and, together with industry partners, we work to influence public policy that is impactful for our industry.

Association Participation includes:

  • American Chemistry Council
  • Global Polycarbonate/BPA Group
  • Plastics Europe
  • The World Plastics Council
  • Operation Clean Sweep
  • Smart Delta Resources
  • Styrenics Circular Solutions

Operation Clean Sweep

Trinseo is proud to be a member of Operation Clean Sweep®, a plastics industry association effort to reduce plastic pellets in the environment. The prevention and limitation of pellet, flake, and powder loss is a priority in the plastics industry, and a critical issue for our environment. Consequently, we have signed the “Pledge to Prevent Resin Pellet Loss,” and are conducting in-depth assessments of each facility’s level of implementation of the Operation Clean Sweep program.

Plant worker sweeping up plastic pellets as part of Operation Clean Sweep

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