Greenhouse gas emissions

We are committed to implementing innovative solutions to maximize our energy efficiency and reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Eastman established dual-horizon greenhouse gas reduction goals:

  • Reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by one-third by 2030 (working from a 2017 baseline)
  • Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 

We received review-level assurance from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in accordance with the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) over our Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions for the year that ended Dec. 31, 2022.

Along with 10,000 other U.S. facilities, Eastman submits an annual report of GHG emissions in compliance with U.S. EPA’s mandatory GHG reporting rule. In alignment with external frameworks such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), we consistently evaluate the opportunities and risks associated with a transition to a low-carbon economy.

Salad placed in lunch box made with Tritan Renew

Sustainable products can positively impact emissions

We are committed to delivering sustainable material solutions focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in production and use. Research shows sustainable attributes can make a notable positive impact in an overall emissions profile, and indirect GHG emissions can be offset by Eastman products due to properties that include durability, energy efficiency, lightweighting, and more.

Eastman Tritan™ Renew provides sustainability without sacrificing the quality customers have come to expect. Tritan Renew is powered by revolutionary recycling technology that transforms single-use plastic waste into durable materials, offsetting the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Saflex™ PVB interlayers from Eastman were used in the development of pioneering head-up displays for vehicles more than 20 years ago, and they are still leading the way. Saflex QHUD, for example, is not only an acoustic PVB  interlayer that reduces cabin noise in automobiles but also reduces CO2 emissions through thinner, lighter glass that reduces weight, lowering fuel consumption to improve fuel efficiency and meet evolving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency targets for emissions reduction. In building and construction, LLumar® and SunTek® window films also increase energy efficiency, typically providing energy savings of 5%—15%, depending on glass and film type. And we are at the forefront of establishing a circular economy for today’s modern world with molecular recycling technologies that process hard-to-recycle plastic waste at a lower carbon footprint and preserve natural resources by leaving them in the ground.