business practices

Eastman is driven to solve the world’s greatest challenges by creating the most sustainable materials. That’s why it’s so important that our suppliers deliver value-adding sustainable products and solutions.
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Eastman was the first U.S. member of Together for Sustainability (TfS), an industry-driven initiative founded in 2011 by major chemical companies. TfS develops and implements a global supplier engagement program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the industry. Members evaluate their suppliers’ sustainability management with assessments conducted via EcoVadis and TfS audits and on-site inspections conducted by preapproved audit companies. The program focuses on the environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement.

The results are shared among members, with the supplier’s consent. To date, the sustainability performance of approximately 8,000 suppliers has been rated based on EcoVadis assessments. Eastman has invited 435 suppliers to participate, and 174 have completed the TfS assessment and obtained an EcoVadis score.

All Eastman suppliers are expected to abide by Eastman’s Third-Party Code of Conduct. Learn more about doing business with Eastman.

Since 1988, the company has actively supported and participated in the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® initiative. Eastman is committed to protecting people and the environment. Responsible Care provides the guiding principles for the way we operate facilities and do business with suppliers and customers.

Eastman received the 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to Energy Star, marking Eastman’s eighth Energy Star Partner of the Year Award and sixth Sustained Excellence recognition. Eastman encourages its suppliers and customers to become Energy Star Partners. To learn more about Energy Star and becoming an Energy Star Partner, visit