Sustainable Business Practices



At Eastman, we strive to do business by creating value through environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth, now and for future generations.

That's how we define sustainability. We encourage suppliers to deliver value-adding sustainable products and solutions to Eastman by identifying related initiatives. To learn more about our sustainability journey, visit www.eastman.com/sustainability.



Together for Sustainability Eastman is a member of Together for Sustainability (TfS), the Chemical Initiative for Sustainable Supply Chains. As part of this initiative, Eastman has begun assessing our supply base using the TfS assessment supplied by EcoVadis.

Together for Sustainability is a chemical industry member-driven initiative founded in 2011 by major chemical companies. Since that time, membership has grown to 20 members, including Eastman Chemical Company as the first U.S. chemical industry member. TfS develops and implements a global supplier engagement program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. TfS members have two tools at their disposal to evaluate their suppliers’ sustainability management: TfS Assessments conducted via EcoVadis and TfS audits and on-site inspections conducted by preapproved audit companies. The program focuses on the environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. ​

The results are then shared among TfS members, with the supplier’s consent. This collaborative approach, central to TfS, increases efficiency for both suppliers and members. Since the start of the TfS initiative, the sustainability performance of approximately 8,000 suppliers has been rated by the TfS initiative based on EcoVadis assessments. To date, Eastman has invited 435 suppliers to participate in TfS assessments and 174 of them completed the assessment and obtained an EcoVadis score.

All Eastman suppliers are expected to abide by Eastman's Third Party Code of Conduct.  Learn more about doing business with Eastman.

Since 1988, the company has been an active supporter and participant in the chemical industry's Responsible Care® initiative. Eastman is committed to protecting people and the environment. Responsible Care is a program that is familiar to Eastman men and women around the world and it has become the guiding principles for the way we operate our facilities and do business with our suppliers and customers.


Eastman ENERGY STAR® recognitionEastman received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continually advancing leadership in energy management throughout the company and associated communities. This marks Eastman’s seventh ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award and fifth Sustained Excellence recognition. Eastman is honored to be recognized for its dedication to saving energy, its commitment to measuring and tracking progress, and its efforts to communicate the importance of energy efficiency to a wide audience. Eastman encourages its suppliers and customers to become ENERGY STAR Partners. To learn more about ENERGY STAR  and becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner, visit www.energystar.gov.



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