Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement
Axalta’s sustainability program is directly shaped by our key stakeholders and aligned with their priorities. The success of our sustainability efforts and our business depends on how well we meet the needs of our stakeholders.
How We Engage
Topics of Interest
- Customer learning and development centers
- Sales meetings
- R&D and technology partnerships
- Sustainability discussions
- Sustainability attributes of products and services
- Product and service quality
- Product development and innovation
- Responsible sourcing and human rights
- On-site service and support
- Town hall meetings
- Employee intranet and online social community
- Employee events
- Training and development sessions
- Career development
- Health and safety
- Diversity and inclusion
- Business progress and strategic planning
- Job satisfaction
- Annual meeting
- Quarterly and annual reports and associated investor calls
- Dialogues on ESG topics
- Financial performance
- Business growth
- Ethics and integrity
- Human rights
- ESG performance
- Supplier Code of Conduct
- Supplier screening and contractor process
- Supplier relationship management meetings
- Supplier of the Year evaluation
- Supplier development
- Responsible sourcing
- Environmental sustainability
- Quality expectations
- Community meetings
- Axalta Bright Futures programming
- Government affairs efforts
- Safe operations
- Economic benefits
- Environmental stewardship and STEM education initiatives
Key Sustainability Issue
Managing emissions for the following pollutants from Axalta’s operations and products: nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
Internal operations, our products and product application technologies
Attracting and retaining employees
Recruiting and retaining a skilled and talented workforce, including risks surrounding evolving workforce demographics and workforce planning.
Complying with all applicable regulations on environmental performance, safety, ethics, labor practices, and human rights in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Maintaining strong financial performance to support business growth.
Entering emerging markets responsibly while gaining acceptance by local customers.
Ethics and integrity
Preventing unethical or illegal behavior involving a company employee or agent in a position of power, and ensuring an ethical approach to how we work with suppliers, customers, regulators, and other business partners.
Internal operations, supply chain
Ensuring company facilities and suppliers are upholding human rights, such as no forced or child labor, no extensive working hours, and providing safe working conditions.
Internal operations, supply chain
Occupational health and safety
Protecting employees, contractors, and visitors from occupational injuries and illnesses through design of safe operations and work practices, training programs, safety management systems, and culture.
Product and service impact on customer operations and performance
Enabling our customers to improve their operational eco-efficiency or the quality and productivity of their processes and products by using our products and services.
Internal operations, customer operations
Safety and environmental stewardship of chemicals
Working with customers, carriers, suppliers, distributors, and contractors to foster the safe and secure use, transport, and disposal of chemicals. Providing hazard and risk information that can be accessed and applied in their operations and products.
Internal operations, supply chain, our products and services
Technology and innovation
Developing new products to meet customer demands and expectations; innovating to improve business growth.
Internal operations, our products and services