We partner with stakeholders to optimize resources and contribute toward viable economic growth.
Living better locally
In partnership with Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD), Eastman supports and promotes improved access to healthy, garden-grown foods and sustainable agriculture and forestry in areas of Tennessee and Virginia. With numerous programs in place, ASD empowers and educates varied generations of community members and provides tools needed to fight poverty, revitalize communities, and protect natural resources. This includes a rural food hub, called Appalachian Harvest, that connects farmers to large wholesale markets and distributes local produce from Maryland to Georgia.
Help is on the Way
When disaster strikes, Eastman often steps in. The Eastman Foundation, coupled with employee contributions, has regularly delivered aid to natural disaster victims through the American Red Cross, and also launches special matching gift campaigns when disasters affect employees and their families.
Eastman products have also been useful in aiding recovery, such as application of the Rainstick water filtration system for emergency hydration and plasticizers (in piping) for resolving issues at a nuclear power plant.
Partnering to build skills
The Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing in Martinsville, Virginia, is an initiative that delivers skills training in advanced film production. The center represents a public-private partnership that involves local Eastman facilities, two colleges in the region and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. Notably, more than 30 percent of the world’s supply of coated and dyed film originates from this area.