Together, We Must Change the Trajectory

A message from the CSO
Aug 7, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Innovation is imperative for meeting the needs of our changing world.

We know we must create far more value than the resources we use or the future is not sustainable. And as the purchasing power of the world grows, we can add tremendous value by enabling sustainable consumer choices.

While this innovation imperative is critically important, innovation is hard. True innovation changes behaviors and occurs at the confluence of an unmet need, a creative mindset, and the right resources which together can solve the problem.

We can’t simply innovate for the sake of innovation. We must innovate to impact the world.

The Earth’s resources continue to be constrained, and we must deliver consumer options that will sustain and protect our world. We leverage our world-class technology platforms across our value chain to ensure the right resources are being directed to identifying, influencing and providing unique insights tocreate transformative solutions.

As we continue our journey towards a specialty materials company, I’m optimistic that our pragmatic corporate governance, applied technical expertise and adaptive business practices are leading to innovative solutions that enable the world’s environments and societies to thrive.

With a global workforce that has the capability to address the world’s greatest challenges, Eastman becomes a leader in business practices that positively impact the health and well-being of our planet and the people that populate it. Together, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in a material way. This is how we are changing the trajectory.

--David A. Golden, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary