Corporate Citizenship

At Trinseo, we believe improving the world extends beyond our core business.

Giving back to the communities we serve is intrinsic to who we are as an organization — just as our materials are intrinsic to the products that touch lives every day across the globe. Our focus is on uplifting the communities where our employees work and live, educating and inspiring the next generation of professionals in chemistry and engineering, and combating climate change through environmental stewardship.

Volunteer Days

Every year, our Company joins together for a month of community service projects as part of our employee Volunteer Days. The initiative brings together hundreds of Trinseo employees and their families around the world to support their communities by organizing local volunteer events and donating their time, talents, and resources.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic restricted many in-person volunteer activities in 2020, our employees still found countless creative ways to give back and make a meaningful impact during this time.

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Community Highlights

COVID-19 Donations & Support
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinseo and its employees came together to help local communities around the globe in need of supplies and support. Regional donations included personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, food, and technology to enable remote learning.

Helping Trinseo Communities in Times of Disaster
When historic flooding struck Midland County, Michigan — Trinseo’s largest location in North America with 230 employees — Trinseo donated $100,000 for flood recovery efforts to support the community and our employees in their road to recovery.

Supporting our Sustainability Journey
Across the globe, our employees spearheaded initiatives to clean up the environment, educate consumers, and support sustainability. In Hong Kong, Trinseo sponsored multiple coastal cleaning programs. In Indonesia, we expanded our support for the “Let’s Do Recycling!” program to include educational webinars.

Industry & Trade Associations

Trinseo representatives across the Company belong to or hold a leadership position with more than 60 trade associations, including in the plastics, feedstocks, latex, and rubber industries, as well as global, regional, and local business and chemical associations. Through our association memberships, we proactively engage in activities to support a more sustainable future and gain knowledge on how to continuously improve our environment, health, and safety programs.

Association participation includes:

  1. American Chemistry Council
  2. Global Polycarbonate/BPA Group
  3. PlasticsEurope
  4. The World Plastics Council
  5. Operation Clean Sweep®
  6. Smart Delta Resources
  7. Styrenics Circular Solutions

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