Sustainability Drives Innovation and Leadership at Eastman


At Eastman Chemical, sustainability drives the innovation of new products, processes and technologies. By watching trends in consumer behavior, emerging markets, and technologies, Eastman has created new product lines that meet the growing customer demand for sustainable alternatives.

Godefroy Motte, Senior Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain, and Chief Regional and Sustainability Officer for Eastman Chemical Company, is helping to identify and implement opportunities to continue driving this sustainably-minded innovation. Motte joined Eastman in 1985 in Paris, France where his early career focused on the commercial and product side of chemicals and polymers. Throughout his career, Godefroy has gained a wealth of experience relevant to sustainability, having led the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) Responsible Care® Programme as well as Eastman’s participation in REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). He is also currently a member of the ACOM Board of the European Chemical Association (CEFIC), The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management.

What trends are you watching that might help Eastman grow its business?

Sustainability is behind several macro-trends driving our industry. We know that people want to buy products that are healthy, and we can be part of the solution by providing products that meet consumer needs…