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Responsible Operations

As a leading global solutions company and manufacturer of diverse materials, we are focused on meeting your unique needs through tailored solutions. We are committed to minimizing the impact of our products on human health and the environment throughout all stages of the material's life cycles.

By aligning Trinseo’s mission with four sustainability pillars: products, people, planet, and profit, we can deliver unified strategic direction, investment opportunities, and communications to our business units. Through these endeavors, we continue to build a portfolio of sustainable, innovative chemistries and drive corporate and business strategies in sustainability.

For Trinseo, sustainability is more than what our materials are made from — we believe in our corporate responsibility. As a dedicated member of Operation Clean Sweep®, an industry initiative to limit pellet, flake, and powder loss into the environment, we have successfully achieved no significant or reportable losses of plastic materials from our facilities for several years.

Responsible Operations is just one part of our 2030 Sustainability Goals, which together, will help us achieve a more sustainable future for our company and the communities we serve.

2030 Sustainability Goals

Our Responsible Operations goals have guided our strategic business plans to minimize our impact on the environment.

Trinseo plants implemented programs in 2023 to reduce freshwater use by 12% compared to the previous year. With the implementation of the closed loop water circulation system at our acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant in Midland, Michigan, US, the facility saved an estimated 20 million gallons of freshwater. Overall, we have reduced our freshwater intake by 30% since our 2017 base year.
In 2023, Trinseo reduced our waste by 10% from the previous year, bringing our total waste to 15,649 MT. This is mainly due to production decrease and waste reduction activities, such as increasing our materials that are recycled and reusing materials.
Trinseo’s landfill disposal decreased by 2% in 2023 when compared to the previous year. This reflects a total decrease of 15% from the 2017 base year.   Our facilities increased the volume of materials that were recycled and reused materials such as plastics, wood, acrylic, cardboard and carton, paper, glass and more in 2023.
With the launch of Plastics Europe’s first European pellet loss prevention certification, we are introducing two new Trinseo facilities to the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) program and completing internal gap assessments at all pellet-handling sites in the region. Training, incident reporting, and housekeeping practices are actively being amended to address the gaps identified by the assessments. Additionally, our existing OCS sites implemented projects to expand and refine our housekeeping and containment practices, including installing basket strainers, sieves, filters and other measures to mitigate pellet loss.

Trinseo's 2024 Sustainability Report

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Trinseo's 2024 Core Impact Report

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