KINGSPORT, TN – Eastman Chemical Co. has been ranked 95th on Newsweek magazine’s list of the 500 Greenest Companies in America.
“Eastman has a proud history of responsible environmental stewardship,” said Theresa Lee, Senior Vice President with responsibility for the company’s environmental, health, safety and security programs. “This recognition is further reinforcement of the sound practices and systems we have in place throughout the company to ensure a sustainable future for our employees, our communities and our environment.”
The Newsweek Green Rankings is the first-ever report based on companies' actual environmental performance, policies and reputation. The report, in the September 28 issue of Newsweek, features a green ranking of America's 500 largest publicly traded companies as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees. The complete list can also be found on www.newsweek.com/green.
The companies are ranked based on a number of criteria, including: each company's greenhouse gas emissions, toxic waste emissions and use of other natural resources. Newsweek and its partners also assessed the companies' management of environmental issues and policies, regulatory compliance and policies concerning climate change. The rankings also factor in the results of an exclusive reputational survey of CEOs, corporate social responsibility officers, members of the media, academics and members of key environmental groups.