Eastman has made sustainability integral to our strategy, driven by innovation and always focused 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. As sustainable innovation drives our approach to each of these topics, we have set collective goals to further embed sustainability standards into the operating model of our company. Working together, we can create "A Better Circle."

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climate change

  • Reduce our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2030 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  • 100% of purchased electricity in North American and Europe will be renewable by 2030
  • Comprehensively understand our downstream Scope 3 footprint and develop a strategy that begins to address it

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 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 within our industry sector
  • Drive new product innovations that advance solutions for society’s most pressing needs while ensuring product safety and transparency. By 2030, 100% of growth R&D spend will align with sustainable macro trends to create materials that improve the quality of life for people around the world.

2023 Sustainability Report: A Better Circle

Eastman is dedicated to the integrity of our reporting, celebrating progress and examining where we improvements can be made. Learn more about progress toward our goals and commitments.

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