Eastman security

Eastman faces constantly evolving security challenges, and the security of our employees, operations, information, facilities and products is a priority. In partnership with local, state and federal security agencies, we implemented a variety of security measures that provide our facilities and team members with additional layers of security. Our efforts have no national boundaries, and we apply the vigorous standards and targets wherever we operate throughout the world.

Safety and security success factors

The safety and security of our company and employees is based on 10 critical success factors:

  1. Leadership commitment
  2. Analysis of threats, vulnerabilities and consequences
  3. Implementation of security measures
  4. Information and cybersecurity
  5. Training, drills and guidance
  6. Communications, dialogue and information exchange
  7. Response to security threats and incidents
  8. Audits of programs and processes
  9. Management of change
  10. Continuous improvement

Among the standards we meet are:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Transportation Security Act
  • American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® Security Code
  • Tier II Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a supply chain and border security program 
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), a customs security program developed by the European Union
  • Corporate Crisis Management Plan

Health, safety, environment and security audits

Eastman's health, safety, environment and security (HSES) management system is comprised of the Responsible Care® pledge and the company's policies, procedures, commitments, performance objectives and targets, and leadership expectations.

One of the core elements of our management system is our global HSES audit team. Audits of our HSES management system are a key part of a zero-incident mindset. Eastman's approach to assessing our HSES management system is tiered and begins with employee responsibility to comply with company policies and procedures.

Each site is required by company policy to assess HSES commitment and performance and report the results to leadership. In addition to each site's own assessment, our global audit team conducts a performance audit of each facility to ensure that it is protecting the environment and committed to health and safety as governed by our HSES management system.

The global audit team ensures uniform adherence to applicable laws, regulations and policies.