Styron reports its environmental efforts

Styron reports its environmental efforts
For 2012, the company reported a seven percent reduction in greenhouse gases (scope 1), a four percent reduction in electricity use, 25 percent reduction in volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, and a 34 percent reduction in waste compared to the previous year.

This is the first year the company has reported emissions data. This is the third public report the company has issued annually since Styron's formation as an independent company in 2010.

The report profiles how the company's products help its customers improve their own sustainability in areas such as LED lighting, green tires, building insulation, smart meters, life-saving medical devices, and lighter weight cars.

"When it comes to sustainability, our customers increasingly are seeking technologies and solutions that help their products contribute to a more sustainable world," said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Styron. "Styron's plastic, latex and rubber products are enabling our customers to create more sustainable solutions by reducing energy use, preserving health, enhancing safety, improving durability, and conserving natural resources."

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