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Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

As a leading global producer of specialty chemicals and performance materials, Hexion is committed to being a leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), creating an incident free environment for our customers, our neighbors and our associates. We practice Responsible Chemistry. We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We hold ourselves accountable and work with our partners to achieve the highest industry standards of social responsibility in our operations and our communities.

Accordingly, Hexion’s policy is to:

  • Operate in an ethical, safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner that protects our associates, customers, and communities while benefiting the economy and environment.
  • Comply with all applicable EHS laws and regulations, and partner with governments and other appropriate stakeholders to develop and implement effective and efficient EHS programs.
  • Assess the EHS and security implications of our operations and products and mitigate risks using effective implementation of risk management and product stewardship measures.
  • Minimize the environmental impact of our operations and products in a manner that supports the sustainability of our business and preservation of natural resources.
  • Foster a culture to continually identify and eliminate exposures and manage associated EHS and process safety risks throughout all levels of our organization to prevent injury, illness and pollution and ensure necessary support for individuals to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Establish meaningful EHS performance measures and self-assessment programs and employ them in driving continual improvement of our business planning and operating processes globally in alignment with the Responsible Care® Management System and Guiding Principles.
  • Be prepared to respond appropriately to emergencies that might arise as a consequence of our operations and/or products.
  • Educate our associates and communicate with our contractors, customers, and the public on the safe and environmentally responsible use and handling of our products.
  • Be a safe, engaged and responsible neighbor in the communities in which we operate.
  • Communicate openly about our risks, EHS programs, and performance in a process that encourages transparency and dialogue with interested parties.

All associates, contractors, and others working on Hexion’s behalf are expected to take the path of highest integrity. They are encouraged and expected to communicate any EHS concerns to enable prompt investigation and action and to understand and perform their jobs consistent with this EHS policy.

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