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Trinseo Releases Impressive EH&S Performance Results for 2020

21 manufacturing teams and 10 R&D teams attain zero injuries, spills and process safety incidents

Berwyn, PA - Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2020 – placing Trinseo’s safety performance in the top tier of companies in the chemical industry.

In 2020, 21 Trinseo manufacturing teams and 10 R&D groups— encompassing 1,439 individual recipients —earned the prestigious “Triple Zero Award,” recognizing that their work groups had zero recordable injuries (including employees and contractors), zero reportable spills, and zero process safety incidents. Globally, 72 percent of eligible teams received Triple Zero recognition.

Trinseo believes in continuously improving EH&S performance, with the ultimate goal of zero injuries, spills, and process safety incidents in all of our facilities every year. EH&S and Responsible Care® are core values and strategic priorities for Trinseo. The Triple Zero Award program recognizes and appreciates the effort and discipline of manufacturing plant and lab teams that achieve incident-free operation over the calendar year.

There were many programs aimed at improving Trinseo’s safe work culture in 2020. Noteworthy initiatives included continued Life Critical Standards training, and a sustained focus on improving safety awareness and behaviors through targeted programs such as Safety on Purpose and Safe Summer.

“Even amidst the challenges presented in 2020 due to COVID-19, one constant that remained was our team’s commitment to safety. Everyone has a sense of accountability for their safety, as well as the safety of their colleagues and the communities in which we work,” said Jason Scott, Global EH&S Director. “Meeting or exceeding the highest standards of environmental and safety performance is a value that’s deeply held by our people. And they did not waver given the additional obstacles this year brought. Congratulations to all recipients.”

2020 Triple Zero Award Recipients:

  • Plastics
    • Hoek Compounding, The Netherlands
    • Hsinchu, Taiwan, Compounding
    • Plastics R&D/TS&D
    • Schkopau, Germany
    • Terneuzen, The Netherlands
    • Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
    • Zhangjiagang, China

  • Latex Binders
    • Dalton, Georgia
    • Hamina, Finland
    • Binders R&D/TS&D
    • Merak, Indonesia
    • Norrkoping, Sweden
    • Rheinmunster, Germany
    • Ulsan, South Korea
    • Zhangjiagang, China

  • Rubber
    • Schkopau, Germany, ESBR
    • Schkopau, Germany, PBR
    • Schkopau, Germany, Rubber Logistics
    • Rubber R&D/TS&D

  • Styrene
    • Boehlen, Germany

  • Site Services
    • Midland, Michigan, Rail Operations
    • Rheinmunster, Germany, Site Services
    • Schkopau, Germany, Maintenance
    • Schkopau, Germany, Analytical

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, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales in 2019, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,700 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.

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