Eastman's Commitment to Sustainability

As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to sustainability.

We are good stewards of our company, environment, and world, ensuring success today and for future generations.

Embedding sustainability

At Eastman, sustainability serves as a lens by which we do business. We strive to create value through environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic growth now and for future generations. That's how we define sustainability.

Environmental stewardship

At Eastman, we remain focused on making the world a better place not only through our innovative products but in the way we manage our resources. We continually strive to protect the environment in the communities where we operate as well as through understanding the environmental impact of our products. As a manufacturer of chemical for more than 90 years and a Responsible Care® company, Eastman has comprehensive guidelines and processes in place for minimizing our environmental footprint.

Social responsibility

At Eastman, people are at the heart of our business. We are committed to the health and vibrancy of our employees and the communities in which we live and work. We work collaboratively with community and philanthropic organizations to form partnerships focusing on environmental stewardship, education, empowerment, and economic development. We also encourage our employees to volunteer their time, expertise, and talents to support philanthropies and initiatives around the world.

Economic growth

Growth is our mandate at Eastman, and we are convinced that sustainability is a critical driver. To grow faster than the world changes, we must build upon our market insights and connections, work on our ability to be adaptive and collaborative, and move with a sense of urgency to seek innovative and creative solutions.

Values for today, hope for tomorrow

We believe that how we do business is just as important as what we achieve. As a company, we hold ourselves to very high standards. This same level of discipline extends individually and collectively in the way we manage and operate our business, from our employees to our manufacturing sites.
Teamwork, quality, responsibility, and safety are core values that are ingrained in our corporate culture and in the way we do business. We recognize the importance of treating each other, our customers, and the world around us with fairness and respect, and we strive to showcase these values within all of our interactions.


Since 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Eastman with it ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for continued leadership in superior energy management. In 2014, Eastman became the first chemical company to receive Sustained Excellence recognition, EPA's highest ENERGY STAR honor. For more information, visit www.eastman.com/ENERGYSTAR.

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