BERWYN, Pa.—Plastics, latex and synthetic rubber manufacturer Trinseo L.L.C. reported both stronger earnings and reductions in its environmental footprint in the 2017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
"(The report) showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest standards of safety and environmental performance, and developing innovative solutions that benefit our world," the company said.
Since its first report in 2011, Trinseo said it has achieved environmental improvements in the following areas:
- Total waste, down 59 percent;
- Volatile organic chemical emissions, down 50 percent;
- Greenhouse gas emissions from sources owned or controlled by Trinseo, down 25 percent; and
- Electricity usage, down 9 percent.
The company also its lowest recordable injury rate of 0.07.
Trinseo's report also outlines how its products help customers improve their own sustainability in areas such as vehicle lightweighting to improve fuel efficiency, green tire technology, medical device design flexibility and parts consolidation, home appliance manufacturing and light-emitting diode (LED) horticulture lighting.
"At Trinseo, our commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility is innate to our culture, and every employee plays a crucial role in advancing our mission to improve the world around us," Chris Pappas, Trinseo's president and CEO, said in a statement.