Sustainability ESEP Awards 2014

Network optimization
Eastman’s Integrated Global Supply Chain continuously looks for opportunities to optimize and maintain a sustainable logistics network. Last year, Eastman began using an innovative intermodal facility developed by the South Carolina Ports Authority at Greer, S.C., for export shipments. The project replaced part of the current all-motor move from Kingsport to Charleston with a motor-rail option via Norfolk Southern, removing 212 miles of truck travel from each shipment, resulting in reduced costs and reduced truck emissions. As a result of the collaboration, Eastman presented South Carolina Ports Authority and Norfolk Southern with Sustainability and Innovation Awards.

Collaboration for sustainable solutions
Eastman recognized Airgas with a Sustainability Award for implementing a reclamation process for unused containers of R-11 refrigerants, which are known to deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and are a potent greenhouse gas. Through the innovative process, Airgas safely purchased and reclaimed several thousand pounds of material from Eastman property with no product released to the atmosphere, creating value of more than $340,000 for Eastman. Eastman also recognized BASF and Suzhou Luosen Auxiliaries Co., Ltd. with Sustainability Awards for 2014 for their commitments to sustainable operations and customer solutions.

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