"At Eastman, we recognize that the world is facing enormous complexity and challenges," said David A. Golden, senior vice president, chief legal & sustainability officer, and corporate secretary. "We know we must create far more value than the resources we use or the future is not sustainable. We have outlined a sustainability strategy to address these global issues through steering a sustainable portfolio, driving resource productivity and rendering focused good acts by employees and the company for the simple sake of doing good. I'm pleased to share this year's report and the progress we continue to make. I'm optimistic about the future and Eastman's ability to drive positive change."
Highlights include the company's transformational shift in its sustainability strategy; increased focus on innovation, including examples where sustainability and innovation intersect to address global macro trends and enhance quality of life; continued focus on responsible management of natural resources; and strengthened collaborations to drive positive change through Eastman's corporate responsibility efforts.