PolyOne Achieves Responsible Care® Certification by American Chemistry Council

CLEVELAND, Jan. 4, 2018 - PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that it has been certified to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care Management System? (RCMS). Certification was granted by an independent, third-party auditor, based on PolyOne's conformance to the RCMS's comprehensive environmental health, safety and security requirements.

"It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as a Responsible Care company," said Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation. "Our global team of associates strives to uphold the important values imbedded within sustainability and corporate responsibility, as we collaborate, serve our customers and give back to our communities."

The Responsible Care Guiding Principles are the foundation of Responsible Care. Through these principles, ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies pledge to improve environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance for facilities, processes and products throughout their operating system. In order to receive certification, an ACC member or Partner company must demonstrate conformance to the Responsible Care Management System's comprehensive set of EHS&S requirements, which are validated through an independent, third-party audit process.

"Responsible Care is our industry's commitment to working and performing with safety and sustainability as top priorities," said Cal Dooley, president and CEO, ACC. "We are pleased to officially recognize PolyOne as a Responsible Care certified company. PolyOne exemplifies performance excellence through its commitment to the Responsible Care Guiding Principles, and its employees can be proud of the culture of continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security demonstrated in its recent certification."

About American Chemistry Council and Responsible Care

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. Representing an innovative, $768 billion enterprise, ACC works to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. ACC's mission is to deliver value to members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. Responsible Care? is the chemical industry's world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. Responsible Care companies are industry leaders, playing a vital part to ensure that the business of chemistry is safe, secure and sustainable.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), 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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