Eastman innovation is supported by a culture that is built on teamwork and collaboration and embraces honesty, integrity, safety, wellness, sustainability, and inclusion and diversity. Engaging a fully diverse workforce brings forth the insights and ideas from which we can create the best results to tackle today’s challenges and create tomorrow’s solutions. “We are growing a powerfully diverse workforce with increasingly diverse talents, perspectives and experiences that bring the best ideas to the table. At the same time, we are fostering inclusion that inspires innovation, encourages respect, and enables contributions at the highest level.”
“All voices truly do matter”
NaNeeshia Barnes’s dad knew of Eastman’s reputation as a world-class employer. He encouraged her to spend a summer at Eastman as an intern while she was studying supply chain at the University of Tennesssee. As NaNeeshia evaluated her options, Eastman’s culture made it stand out from other firms competing for her talents.
“You’re able to learn something and do something new every day. The fact that leaders and teams encourage one another was very appealing,” NaNeeshia says. In her job as an integrated planner and scheduler, NaNeeshia feels empowered to make important decisions every day that impact the success of the business. She enjoys the collaboration across teams that leads to the best outcomes for Eastman.
“All voices truly do matter, regardless of your role or place in the company.”
Positioned for the next 100 years
Eastman team members like Lizz and NaNesshia form the backbone of a workforce that is poised to carry Eastman for its next 100 years. A few years into their careers at Eastman, they are excited about the company’s future and their role in it.
“It’s awesome that you can have a million careers while you’re here. Everywhere, you find examples of people who have experience in manufacturing, technology or marketing. There’s always an opportunity to do something different and exciting,” Lizz says.