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Trinseo Releases Impressive EH&S Performance Results for 2018

January 9, 2019

BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 9, 2019--Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2018 including an injury rate (OSHA recordable) of 0.21 including contractors.

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Trinseo recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2018 with its Triple Zero Awards. (Graphic: Business Wire)

In 2018, 25 Trinseo manufacturing teams and all R&D groups – encompassing 1,783 employees – earned the prestigious “Triple Zero Award,” recognizing that their work groups had zero recordable injuries, zero reportable spills, and zero process safety incidents. Globally, 81 percent of eligible teams received Triple Zero recognition.

Trinseo believes in continuously improving EH&S performance, with the ultimate goal of zero injuries, spills, and process safety incidents in all of our facilities every year. EH&S and Responsible Care ® are core values and strategic priorities for Trinseo. The Triple Zero Award program recognizes and appreciates the effort and discipline of manufacturing plant and lab teams that achieve incident-free operation over the calendar year.

“At Trinseo, protecting people and the environment is part of everything we do and every decision we make,” said Catherine Keenan, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and EH&S. “Meeting or exceeding the highest standards of environmental and safety performance is a value that’s deeply held by all our people. Congratulations to every Trinseo employee who shares in this accomplishment.”

In 2018, the company implemented a behavioral safety program called “Safety on Purpose”, focused on safety conversations and positive interventions between employees, which also was a positive contributor to the strong safety performance for the year.

“As our company grows and as new team members join, one constant has been our strong safety culture. Everyone has a sense of accountability for their safety and the safety of their colleagues. Triple Zero performance can only be achieved if each and every individual engages by devoting their attention, and effort on working safer, every day, every time,” said Ted Kietzman, Trinseo global EH&S Director.

Trinseo’s Triple Zero Award in 2018 Recipients:

Latex Binders Hamina, Finland Latex Binders R&D TS&D, Global Team Merak, Indonesia Midland, MI, USA Norrkoping, Sweden Terneuzen, The Netherlands Ulsan, South Korea Zhangjiagang, China Plastics Hsinchu, Taiwan, Compounds & Blends Merak, Indonesia, Polystyrene Midland, MI, USA, Copolymers Plastics R&D, Global Team Schkopau, Germany, Polystyrene Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, China, Polystyrene Zhangjiagang, China, Copolymers Styrene Boehlen, Germany, Styrene Terneuzen, The Netherlands, Maintenance Terneuzen, The Netherlands, Styrene Synthetic Rubber Rubber R&D, Global Team Schkopau, Germany, Analytical Lab Schkopau, Germany, Emulsion-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (E-SBR) Schkopau, Germany, Maintenance Schkopau, Germany, PBR Schkopau, Germany, Rubber Logistics Schkopau, Germany, Soln Elast

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, electrical, building and construction, textile, paper and board, footwear and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.4 billion in net sales in 2017, with 16 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com.

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CONTACT: Trinseo

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Email:StGermain@trinseo.com

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANUFACTURING CHEMICALS/PLASTICS PACKAGING AUTOMOTIVE TIRES & RUBBER

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