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A message from our
Chief Sustainability Officer

Koppers continued its crucial work to be a leader in Sustainability in 2020. The events of the past year confirmed the importance of our journey to create sustainable value for our stakeholders while remaining well prepared to adapt to changing circumstances. Going forward, Sustainability will continue to drive our work to create positive change at Koppers — and in our world.

As we strive to fulfill our unifying purpose of “Protecting What Matters. Preserving the Future.” we will continue to approach Sustainability as the intersection of three core pillars:

This approach, along with the resilience and innovative spirit of our team, is helping our company thrive, despite the immense challenges of our time. In 2020, Koppers achieved record-setting safety and financial performance while also being honored among America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek.

While our Sustainability efforts undoubtedly played a key role in our solid performance throughout the pandemic, we still see significant room to improve. As such, we established our Functional Area Sustainability Tactical (FAST) Teams to spearhead our Sustainability goal-setting efforts. The FAST Teams are each focused on one of Koppers material topics and are developing goals in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals — all to strategically strengthen our Sustainability and overall business performance. Goals identified by the FAST Teams will be featured in future reports.

This is just one example of the meaningful actions we have taken this year to advance our commitment and accelerate progress. I encourage you to read through this report and learn more about how we are working to create a more sustainable future.

As always, we are interested in hearing how we can further Sustainability at Koppers. Please contact us at sustainability@koppers.com.

Thank you,

Leslie Hyde
Leslie Hyde
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer