​Eastman Supplier Awards

Setting the standard in supplier excellence
Established in 1993, the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program (ESEP) focuses on building and improving Eastman’s relationships with its suppliers. ESEP provides a continuous process to ensure materials, equipment and services of the highest quality are supplied to Eastman at the best value.

Recognizing superior suppliers:

Annually, Eastman recognizes suppliers that have performed above and beyond the expectations we have set through the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program.

Excellence Award
Given to suppliers who meet on-time delivery requirements, conform to order specifications, and prove continual improvement through significant, documented value-add projects.


Improvement Award
Given to suppliers who have made significant and steady improvement to meet on-time delivery and order specifications. In this category, stakeholders agree the supplier has strong potential to reach "Excellence" level in the future.

Innovation Award
Given to suppliers who have demonstrated a significant innovation which adds major value to Eastman. This could include a new technology, new or improved process, or a value-adding project.

Sustainability Award
Given to suppliers who have demonstrated significant and new improvements for Eastman in one or more of the following areas: waste and recycling; natural resources and/or material content; and energy and emission.

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