Using our materiality assessment to understand our stakeholders, we connect the most significant issues to emerging sustainability trends and drivers in the markets we serve. We translate these insights into action through a structured governance model that presents scenarios, options and recommendations to advance action on our most significant issues.
Inclusive stakeholder engagement informs and refines the way we govern material sustainability/ESG issues. We:
To be successful and fulfill our purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, we must maintain trust and confidence with all of our stakeholders. Eastman has a number of policies and initiatives in place that allow employees to cultivate a culture of integrity and ethical standards. The company has an office of global business conduct, which administers the Eastman Code of Business Conduct. The code raises awareness of legal and ethical issues that may arise and outlines the company’s expectations for compliance with the most current regulations and standards. Annual training on the Code of Business Conduct is required for 100% of employees. In conjunction with the Code of Business Conduct, Eastman provides a third-party code of conduct to our suppliers, which defines our expectations for conducting business with Eastman. We expect the same ethical behavior of our suppliers and hold them accountable via annual supplier surveys to drive the highest standards of sustainability, fair labor practices and safety along our value chain.