Environmental Protection

At Trinseo, we are committed to the continuous and measurable improvement of our environmental performance, with goals including preventing adverse environmental impacts, reducing and preventing wastes and emissions, and promoting resource conservation at every stage of the life cycle of our products.

Environmental Reporting Highlights

Trinseo monitors and tracks our environmental performance at plants worldwide, with the goal of continually reducing emissions and waste, and conserving energy.

2018 Trinseo Environmental Reporting Highlights as part of GRI

Based on Trinseo’s first materiality assessment that identified topics of important for both stakeholders and the Company, Trinseo acted in 2018 to address material environmental topics:

Product Safety & Stewardship

In alignment with the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® Product Safety Code, Trinseo has Product Stewards in every region around the world where our materials are transported and sold. They are responsible for defining and supporting regulatory compliance issues and conforming to product regulations and industry standards related to hazards, chemical inventories, and product handling restrictions.

Our commitment to product stewardship principles spreads throughout the company, joining colleagues from all areas of Trinseo including Research, Produce Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Sales and Customer Service. Trinseo encourages suppliers and customers to join its efforts to collaborate, innovate, and elevate industrial processes and expectations to ensure chemical products are managed safely through their life cycles.

Climate Strategy

Trinseo acknowledges that climate change and efforts to combat it have a significant impact on our world and took important steps in 2018 to develop a Climate Change Strategy to be completed in 2019. This process includes identifying and assessing recognized climate-related risks and opportunities and is designed to help evaluate and provide insights into market and technology shifts, stakeholder expectations, policy and legal developments, and physical risks.

Circular Solutions 

Infographic to demonstrate how Polystyrene is an infinitely recyclable material

Trinseo is part of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), a joint industry initiative formed by a group of leading styrenics manufacturers in Europe, incorporated in 2018. SCS members are united by the common goal: transforming the styrenics industry by maximizing polystyrene's value as a fully and infinitely recyclable material. From food packaging and appliances to building insulation, polystyrene touches lives every day, and in it we recognize an opportunity to truly close the loop, guided by circular economy principles.

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