Our Sustainability Journey

At Trinseo, sustainability is intrinsic to who we are and what we do each day. Building on the work we’ve done since 2010, we see tremendous opportunity to work in an innovative, collaborative, and reflective fashion to solve global challenges and issues facing our industry.

Through our sustainability journey — outlined in our 2020 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report and supporting materials — we are making a meaningful difference in our operations to impact our environmental and societal footprint.

As necessity and customer demand drive the need for sustainable materials, technologies, and solutions, we see an increasing opportunity to create the most cutting-edge products that support our customers’ desire to offer sustainable products to their customers across a wide range of end markets.

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Furthering Our Commitment to GRI Reporting

This year’s Trinseo Sustainability Report was once again prepared in accordance with the core option of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and reflects our increasing focus on sustainability and transparency with the adoption of the GRI Standards for sustainability reporting. Using GRI Standards has helped Trinseo to take a deeper and more holistic look at our material topics and related impacts, based on the priorities of our stakeholders. Through that analysis, we are setting a foundation to drive meaningful change across all areas of our business.

Stakeholder Engagement

Recognizing the value of collaboration and input from audiences who can help enhance our sustainability efforts, Trinseo engages with a variety of stakeholder groups throughout the year. When Trinseo adopted the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, Trinseo’s Sustainability Council identified the following list of stakeholder groups as priorities in its consistent and collaborative efforts toward a more sustainable future: Customers Communities Government/Regulatory Bodies Industry & Trade Associations Shareholders & the Investment Community Suppliers The methods by which we engage with each group vary according to their needs and proximity, but Trinseo prioritizes transparency, accuracy, and purpose in its interactions with our key stakeholders.

Materiality Matrix

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Sustainability Goals

Using key insights from stakeholder engagement, our materiality assessment, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and peer company sample goals by topic area, our Sustainability Council developed strategic, ambitious, and achievable goals for a more sustainable and responsible business. Fifteen goals were identified within five categories:

  • Climate Change: Creating strategies to help address energy, greenhouse gas (GHG), and climate change as a critical societal and environmental challenge
  • Sustainable Product Portfolio: Focusing our business and innovation to incorporate sustainability into our product offerings to customers
  • Supplier Responsibility: Extending our commitments to our suppliers, vendors, and value chain partners
  • Responsible Operations: Reducing the environmental footprint of our operations globally
  • Sustainable Workforce: Meeting societal expectations to live out our values of safety, respect for people, and employee engagement

Learn more about Trinseo’s 2030 Sustainability Goals

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