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Trinseo Releases 8th Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report


Company adopts GRI standards, redoubling commitment to transparency
in global reporting on sustainability impacts

(NYSE:TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics,
latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today has published its 2018
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report
which showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest
standards of safety and environmental performance, and developing
innovative solutions that benefit our world. Titled, "Purpose,
Performance, Progress," the report is Trinseo's eighth since the
company's formation in 2010.

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Trinseo has continued its trend of reducing its environmental footprint, as measured by a range of e ...

Trinseo has continued its trend of reducing its environmental footprint, as measured by a range of environmental performance indicators, since its first report in 2011. This infographic depicts the highlights from Trinseo's 2018 Sustainability and CSR Report. (Graphic: Business Wire)

This report is significant because it is the first in the company's
history to use the Global
Reporting Initiative
 (GRI) framework for public sustainability
reporting, and was granted status as a GRI-Referenced report. The Global
Reporting Initiative is the leading independent organization that
provides a common language and framework for public sustainability
reporting, allowing more global comparability and better quality of
information about company sustainability impacts.

With this milestone achieved, Trinseo has reaffirmed its commitment to
transparency, integrity, and accountability in its global reporting.

During the full year of 2017, Trinseo continued its trend of reducing
its environmental footprint, as measured by a range of environmental
performance indicators. Since its first report in 2011, the company
achieved a number of notable reductions in its environmental footprint,

  • Electricity usage, down 10%
  • Water consumption, down 29%
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by
    Trinseo, down 24%
  • Total waste, down 41%

The 2018 Sustainability and CSR Report profiles how the company's
products help its customers improve their own sustainability in areas
such as vehicle lightweighting to improve fuel efficiency, green tire
technology, medical device design flexibility and parts consolidation,
home appliance manufacturing, LED horticulture lighting, and more. The
report also outlines Trinseo's programs in product quality, safety,
ethics and compliance, volunteerism, and Responsible Care®.

"We remain focused on Trinseo's purpose – delivering innovative and
sustainable solutions across our entire product portfolio – and
continually improving safety and environmental performance across our
global operations," said Chris Pappas, President and CEO. "Every
employee plays a role in our accountability, and together we are
advancing Trinseo's progress in becoming a more transparent and
sustainable company."

The report also details Trinseo's record environmental, health, and
safety (EH&S) performance. Trinseo's recordable injury rate for 2017 was
0.29, a rate that is significantly lower than other manufacturers and
American Chemistry Council (ACC) member companies.

"At Trinseo, sustainability and corporate responsibility are intrinsic
to who we are," said Walter van het Hof, Global Industry Affairs and
Sustainability Leader for Trinseo. "With this report, we begin the
adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative framework, and we expect to
present a fully compliant GRI report next year."

Trinseo's Sustainability and CSR report is available online at

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and
manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are
focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our
customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are
intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets,
including automotive, appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices,
electrical, building and construction, carpet, paper and board, footwear
and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.4 billion in net sales in 2017,
with 16 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,200
employees. For more information visit

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