Eastman employees are the company’s most valuable asset. It is their commitment to going above and beyond that has allowed us to consistently provide value to our customers and stakeholders. Eastman seeks to create a workplace that attracts top talent, retains employees with engaging work, embraces differences and encourages all team members to reach their full career potential. We know that individual people are the foundation for our collective success. We encourage our employees to be good corporate citizens by allowing them to participate in volunteer opportunities in the communities in which they live and work and help them develop leadership skills while giving back.
We encourage our employees to be good corporate citizens by allowing them to participate in volunteer opportunities in the communities in which they live and work and help them develop leadership skills while giving back.
Training and Development
Eastman offers various training and professional development opportunities for our employees across the globe. These opportunities include a dedicated training and development group focused on building the skills and knowledge of employees through classroom courses, online courses, just-in-time training and other training and development resources. On average, Eastman employees participated in 42 hours of internal training in 2017.
Continuing Education Program
Workforce Training Programs
Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM)
Health & Wellness
We place strong emphasis on maintaining the health, safety and well-being of our employees — both at work and at home. We believe that sustainability extends to the good health of our staff, which is demonstrated through our integrated health program, available for Eastman employees. The program includes access to on-site fitness centers and information and research from Eastman’s personal healthcare team. Personal health representatives are on hand at all times to help employees work through any health issues or questions they may be facing. Our collaborative focus on healthcare has helped numerous employees live healthy lives and prepare for and respond to major life events.
Empowering a Sustainable Workforce
The commitment and creativity of our employees is essential to achieving Eastman’s sustainability goals. We rely on our workforce not only to operate a responsible business that safely produces quality products but also to actively contribute new ideas and thinking that propel us forward. Only by working together as a team can Eastman make meaningful progress on our sustainability journey.
Growing a Team of Green Leaders
We have established a number of initiatives to help create a corporate culture that thinks and acts in sustainable ways. These include:
Sustainability Ambassador Teams (SATs) — We have well-established SATs in EMEA and Latin America and we are currently taking a targeted approach to embedding sustainability in North America by engaging our business, innovation and strategy partners. Sustainability Ambassador Team members are internal champions for sustainability, supporting growth and capabilities in their regions. The Sustainability Ambassador Teams focus on all three dimensions of sustainability: driving a sustainable product portfolio, driving resource productivity by reducing our footprint, and rendering focused good acts by employees and the company for the simple sake of doing good. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that sustainability is leveraged into our strategies and business opportunities and across the value chains in which we participate.
Green Teams — We have expanded our volunteer Green Teams to a total of 20 worldwide. The Teams are led by “ambassadors” in each location and their main goal is to create a culture that thinks and acts in more sustainable ways by creating meaningful sustainability improvements at Eastman sites. The teams main responsibilities are 1) communication about Sustainability initiatives and opportunities and 2) management of sustainable projects.