Environmental Stewardship

Eastman’s sustainability strategy encompasses the triple bottom line, ensuring that we remain focused on making the world a better place, not only through our innovative products but in the way we manage our resources. We continuously strive to protect the environment in the communities where we operate, as well as through understanding the environmental impact of our products. As a manufacturer of chemicals since 1920 and a Responsible Care® company for more than 25 years, we have comprehensive guidelines and processes in place for reducing energy usage and minimizing our environmental footprint.

Eastman’s Global Environmental Affairs team leads the charge for Eastman’s environmental focus. Through their work each and every day, Eastman maintains operations and provides expertise and insight across the value chain. Guided by Eastman’s environmental policy, the Global Environmental Affairs team delivers compliance and insight to maintain sustainable operations and continually make improvements to Eastman’s products and processes. The expertise of this global team enables Eastman to be a responsible environmental steward while minimizing the company’s footprint and conserving natural resources in a cost-effective manner. This team works tirelessly to understand and comply with an increasingly complex web of applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies. They also work to understand and proactively manage emerging issues, which allows Eastman’s businesses to focus on growth and innovation.

We are mindful that our manufacturing processes require large amounts of resources, including energy and water, which is why we are committed to implementing innovative solutions to maximize efficiency and reduce emissions. Not only does this deliver productivity gains for our business, it contributes to our regulatory compliance and reduces our environmental footprint. We have set clear, measurable targets for energy intensity, greenhouse gas emissions, and water conservation. We also focus our efforts to reduce waste, enable a sustainable supply chain, and continually understand the impact of our products on the environment through life cycle assessments. For us, this is an ongoing effort. As our company continues to grow, we have more opportunity for improvements.

The men and women of Eastman take environmental stewardship to heart. We understand that maintaining safe, sustainable operations not only impacts our company but our communities, the environment and our collective future. We also value the importance of collaboration to drive change, both internally with our businesses and functions as well as externally with academia, environmental agencies and organizations, customers and our communities.

Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction strategy 

Improving our energy efficiency 

Improving our air quality and emissions 

Life Cycle Assessment 

Water quality and conservation 

Managing our on-site waste

Corporate Policy 

Corporate Policy 

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