Eastman is driving innovation by identifying and assessing global macro trends and disruptions.
We recognize that understanding where our world is going is critical to ensure the value of our products in our future. We started by assessing our projects against macro trends in 2016, but in late 2017, we took this a step further and launched our product sustainability assessment. As we understand our projects individually, we are elevating this to look at the impact of our collective portfolio. For example, we have set our sights on best practices to enable carbon reductions and offsets in manufacturing processes, and we have established a team to help address the growing impact of plastics in our waterways and ocean.
We know that applying our global experts and world-class technology platforms to the world’s challenges will allow us to create a pipeline of sustainable innovation that enhances the quality of life in a material way.