Eastman to Host GC3 Innovators Roundtable

May 2, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

May 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eastman will welcome more than 190 leaders representing a cross section of industries and brands to its headquarters in Kingsport, Tenn. for the 2018 GC3 Annual Innovators Roundtable. Focused on sustainability and green chemistry solutions, the three-day forum created by Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) provides a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to exchange strategies and best practices on how to accelerate green chemistry innovation and adoption, and to network to form new partnerships and collaborative projects.

"We believe that to be a truly sustainable company, one must create significantly more value than the resources it uses. And innovation is imperative to that value creation,” said David A. Golden, Eastman’s Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer. “We are honored to host the GC3 conference and bring innovative thought leaders together to find solutions to complex global challenges facing our industries. Through collaborative innovation, we can continue enhancing the quality of life in a material way.”

The Innovators Roundtable is set for May 8-10 and features a variety of dynamic panels and keynote speakers, including Golden, Richard Northcote of Covestro, and Nate Herman of American Apparel & Footwear Association. The event kicks off with the 3rd Annual Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase, highlighting technologies of 10 start-up companies. Featured panels include:

  • The GC3 Collaborative Innovation Project on Preservatives: Outcomes, Lessons, and What's Next
  • Notes from the Field: Retailers Advancing Green Chemistry
  • Presidential Green Chemistry Awards: Learning from the Champions
  • Working across the Supply Chain to Achieve Commercial Success for Green Technologies
  • Finding Safer Chemical Alternatives: Resources for Selecting Green Chemistry Technologies

Visit GC3’s website to learn more about the Innovators Roundtable. Learn more about Eastman’s commitment to sustainability and innovating with purpose at www.eastman.com/sustainability.