Eastman Chemical Company today announces that it has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS) through the finalization and acceptance of its membership application. Eastman is the first U.S. based member of this growing consortium of companies supporting sustainable supply chains in the global chemical industry.
Founded in 2011, Together for Sustainability is a procurement-led initiative established by European-based multinational companies to drive improvements in sustainable procurement. Eastman is the thirteenth company to join TfS. Eastman’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Mike Berry, represents Eastman on the TfS General Assembly as well as in the CPO Meetings. Additional representatives from Eastman will also serve as active participants in TfS.
“Embedding sustainability and collaborating along the value chain is an important theme among leaders of sustainability, and it is a key focus area for Eastman,” said Godefroy Motte, senior vice president, Integrated Supply Chain, chief regional and sustainability officer. “We look forward to working with our peers and value chain partners through Together for Sustainability to influence change in the marketplace.”
More information on TfS is available at http://www.tfs-initiative.com/.
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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