​​​​​​​​Sustainability at Eastman​

Vision for A Better Circle

Eastman exists to enhance the quality of life in a material way. It’s our moral purpose — the driving force that gets us out of bed every morning to innovate new materials that will change the world. We are entering a decade of change, and the planet will have 10 billion people living on it in the blink of an eye. Sustainability is no longer an add-on to doing business — it is imperative.

That’s why we’ve made sustainability integral to our strategy, driven by innovation and focused always on people.

Eastman has the responsibility and opportunity to lead, joining others to address climate change, mainstream circularity as an economic model, and build a more inclusive and equitable world. And it’s going to take all of us.


2030 commitments — Critical impact areas

Mitigating climate change

  • Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2030 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

  • Increase renewable energy use at Eastman so 100% of our purchased electricity in North America and Europe will be renewable by 2030

  • Innovate to provide products that enable energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction down our value chains and at the consumer level 

Mainstreaming circularity

  • Recycle more than 500 million pounds of plastic waste annually by 2030 via molecular recycling technologies, with a commitment to recycle 250 million pounds annually by 2025

  • Catalyze improvement of the recycling system by continuing to expand capabilities to recycle more complex products and by participating in initiatives and collaborations to drive increased collection

Caring for society

  • Achieve gender parity in alignment with our commitment to Paradigm for Parity®

  • Be a leader for racial equity in our industry sector

  • Drive new product innovations that advance solutions for society's most pressing needs while ensuring product safety and transparency


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