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PolyOne Joins Leading Brands to Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals Discharge in Textile Manufacturing

June 9, 2015

CLEVELAND – PolyOne today announced it has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group as an associate member. The Group is led by leading global clothing and footwear brands and is committed to steering the industry towards a goal to reduce discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

“Bringing associate members on board with a strong track record of delivering specialty solutions broadens our technical knowledge base,” explains Cheryl Kreindler, ZDHC Program Manager. “PolyOne has already brought innovative ideas to the table in regards to reducing water consumption and contamination, which are major challenges for the industry.”

“PolyOne is committed to environmentally sound practices, services and solutions that deliver value for our customers and the wider industries we serve,” added John Van Hulle, president of global color, additives and inks for PolyOne. “Our textile industry expertise means we can apply existing solutions, and potentially shape new ones, that can contribute to achieving the ZDHC Group’s goals.”

About the ZDHC Group

In 2011, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group was formed to catalyze positive change in the discharge of hazardous chemicals across the product life cycle. The Group now includes brand members Adidas Group, C&A, Esprit, G‐Star Raw, H&M, Inditex, Jack Wolfskin, Levi Strauss & Co., Li Ning, M&S, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., NIKE, Inc., and PUMA SE, a growing number of associate members, and a diverse group of stakeholders. For more information, visit www.roadmaptozero.com.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

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Media contact

Peter Bredenkamp
Senior Communications Specialist PolyOne Corporation
+44 151 632 8800
peter.bredenkamp@polyone.com

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