Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2015 – Eastman Chemical Company today announces that it has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS) through the finalization and acceptance of its membership application. Eastman is the first U.S.-based member of this growing consortium of companies supporting sustainable supply chains in the global chemical industry.
Founded in 2011, Together for Sustainability is a procurement-led initiative established by European-based multinational companies to drive improvements in sustainable procurement. Eastman is the thirteenth company to join TfS. Eastman’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Mike Berry, represents Eastman on the TfS General Assembly as well as in the CPO Meetings. Additional representatives from Eastman will also serve as active participants in TfS.
“Embedding sustainability and collaborating along the value chain is an important theme among leaders of sustainability, and it is a key focus area for Eastman,” said Godefroy Motte, Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Chief Regional and Sustainability Officer. “We look forward to working with our peers and value chain partners through Together for Sustainability to influence change in the marketplace.”
More information on TfS is available at http://www.tfs-initiative.com/.