Earning the right to operate is a responsibility Eastman takes very seriously. We understand that even the smallest action can have a lasting effect. Therefore, managing resources and preserving the ecosystem are top priorities.
Understanding what we make
Understanding how products impact the environment at each stage of their life cycles is important to Eastman. That’s why we depend on a dedicated, life-cycle assessment (LCA) team to continually analyze information compiled at each step – from the natural resources used in conception and manufacturing, to downstream conversion, actual use and disposal. Comparisons of the product impacts and operational processes help determine the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions to apply across our company.
Water quality is serious business
With its two largest manufacturing sites located on major rivers, maintaining water quality is serious business for Eastman. To assure our own effectiveness in this area, Eastman partners with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to monitor water quality and viability of aquatic life in waterways near our major production facilities. In particular, studies show healthy, thriving conditions in rivers adjacent to Eastman plants located in Longview, Texas and Kingsport, Tennessee.