Covestro commits to cleaner waters with Operation Clean Sweep® blue membership

Pittsburgh, December 15, 2020 — Covestro LLC is elevating its efforts to protect and preserve our world’s water sources by joining Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue — an initiative born from the larger Operation Clean Sweep® program.

OCS® blue sets a higher benchmark for pellet loss prevention and is designed to drive best practices and data-informed strategies to keep plastic pellets, flakes and powder from getting into waterways that eventually lead to the sea.

Covestro, a leading producer of high-performance polymers, has been a member of Operation Clean Sweep® since 2015. The program was jointly established by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).

As an OCS® blue member, Covestro is committed to more rigorous methods of managing, measuring and reporting unrecovered plastic releases into the environment. Member companies must also conduct regular training, perform internal audits and establish written procedures to locate potential risks, prevent pellet loss and manage clean-up.

By participating in this enhanced initiative to achieve zero pellet loss, Covestro is building on its collaborative efforts to tackle plastic pollution worldwide. The company is also a member of PlasticsEurope, which signed onto Operation Clean Sweep® in 2015, and is a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

“At Covestro, we are guided by our vision to become fully circular,” explains Haakan Jonsson, chairman and president, Covestro LLC. “Our membership with OCS® blue will help us realize this vision and live up to our commitments as responsible stewards to reduce waste, recover materials and build a brighter future for our planet.”

To find out more about OCS® blue, visit www.opcleansweep.org.


About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,200 people at the end of 2019.

Find more information at www.covestro.us.

Covestro Contact:

Russell Glorioso, Phone: +1 412 525 9330
Russell.Glorioso@covestro.com

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