Inclusion and Diversity at Eastman

At Eastman, we’re creating the results of insight through innovations that touch lives around the globe. We’re fiercely committed to creating more and better insights to unleash results that make a real difference to all of our stakeholders. Through our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we will deliver on our commitment to innovate. This commitment is embedded in our core values. It’s who we are and what we do.


2030, We Commit To:

​No difference in promotion or turnover rates across key demographics

Continue to ensure pay equity 
(audited by third party) and no difference in inclusion scores across key demographics

Double-digit growth in racially and ethnically diverse talent at all levels ​

Twice the number of women in leadership roles to achieve gender parity ​

Ensuring LGBTQ team members are visible, fully accepted and empowered to be authentic in all aspects of employment

I&D in Action: Four Strategic Pillars

Eastman’s I&D strategy is centered around four pillars designed to build a high-performing organization and instill in every team member a sense of inclusion and empowerment.

Mitigate Unconscious Bias

Equip our teams to recognize and mitigate
 the impact of unconscious biases.

​Foster Inclusive Culture

Equip our teams to recognize and mitigate
  the impact of unconscious bias.

Build Inclusive Teams

Bring underrepresented groups
to above industry levels.

Accelerate Diversity Leadership

Increase diverse talent in leadership.

Where We Stand

We have set clear targets to increase diversity in leadership and non-management professional roles.

Military & Veterans Support

Eastman not only salutes those who have served in the U.S. military, we hire them!

Eastman Resource Groups (ERGs)

Our ERGs are vital to achieving our I&D strategic pillars and creating an inclusive culture.



Eastman is making steady progress in its quest to be a global leader in inclusion and diversity — and our efforts have been recognized. Here are some of the honors we’ve received.


The Wall Street Journal World's Most Sustainably Managed Company

2020 WSJ top 100 list


Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical

Awarded in 2020 for the seventh straight year; one of only two chemical companies


Minority Engineer Magazine Top 50 Employer

2021 Readers' Choice Award for positive working environment for engineers who are members of minority groups an diverse cultures.


HRC Foundation Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Quality 2021

Scored 100 for corporate policies and practices related to LOGTQ work place equality


Military Times Best for Vets Employer 2020

For commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans


Victory Media Military Friendly Employer Award

Earned for the fifth straigh year in 2020


Forbes Best Employer for Diversity

Awarded in 2020 for multiple diversity, equity and inclusion metrics

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