This Sustainability Report primarily covers activities from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2017. This is Axalta’s third Sustainability Report, following our 2014-2015 Report, published in July 2016. We have used the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, published in 2016, to guide the development of this report. This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

General Disclosures Report Section
Organizational Profile

102-1

Name of the organization

Axalta Coating Systems

102-2

Activities, brands, products, services

Axalta Overview

102-3

Location of headquarters

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

102-4

Location of operations

Axalta Overview, Axalta 2017 10-K

102-5

Ownership and legal form

Axalta 2017 10-K

102-6

Markets served

Axalta Overview

102-7

Scale of the organization

Axalta Overview, Financial Performance, Axalta 2017 10-K

102-8

Information on employees and other workers [1]

Diversity at Axalta

102-9

Supply chain

Supply Chain and Logistics

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and supply chain

Axalta Overview

102-11

Precautionary principle or approach

Axalta 2017 10-K , Our Approach to Operations

102-12

External initiatives

Sustainability Goals, Our Approach to Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics

102-13

Membership of associations

Our Approach to Sustainability

Strategy

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

Chairman & CEO Message

Ethics and Integrity

102-16

Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior

Corporate Governance

102-17

Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

Corporate Governance

Governance

102-18

Governance structure

Corporate Governance

102-20

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics

Corporate Governance

Stakeholder Engagement

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

As of December 31, 2017, approximately 0.1 percent of our U.S. workforce was unionized and approximately 55 percent of our workforce outside the United States was unionized or otherwise covered by labor agreements.

102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

Reporting Practice

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Axalta 2017 10-K

102-46

Defining report content and topic boundaries

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-47

List of material topics

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-48

Restatements of information

As we refine our data collection processes and systems and as we bring new acquisitions on board, we have made restatements in some historic Operations data as noted throughout that section of this report.

102-49

Changes in reporting

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

102-50

Reporting period

January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017

102-51

Date of most recent report

Axalta Sustainability Report 2014-2015

102-52

Reporting cycle

Every two years

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

sustainabilityinfo@axaltacs.com

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with GRI Standards

GRI Index

102-55

GRI content index

GRI Index

102-56

External assurance

Axalta does not currently seek external assurance on this report.

Management Approach

103-1

Material topics and boundaries

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement

103-3

Evaluation of management approach

Materiality and Stakeholder Engagement, Corporate Governance

Specific Disclosures Report Section
Economic Performance

103-2

Management approach

Financial Performance

201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Financial Performance, Axalta 2017 10-K

201-2

Climate change financial implications

Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

Procurement Practices

103-2

Management approach

Supply Chain and Logistics

Anti-Corruption

103-2

Management approach

Corporate Governance

Anti-Competitive Behavior

103-2

Management approach

Corporate Governance

Materials

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Materials, Supply Chain and Logistics

301-1

Materials used by weight or volume

Materials

Energy

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Energy and Emissions

302-1

Energy consumption within the organization

Energy and Emissions, Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

302-3

Energy intensity

Energy and Emissions

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

Energy and Emissions

302-5

Reduction in energy requirements of products and services

Our Approach to Technology, Sustainable Product Innovations, Working With Our Customers

Water

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Water

303-1

Water withdrawal by source

Water

303-3

Waterrecycled and reused

Water

Emissions

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Energy and Emissions

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Energy and Emissions, Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Energy and Emissions, Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

305-4

Reduction of GHG emissions

Energy and Emissions, Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

Energy and Emissions, Axalta 2017 CDP Climate Change

305-7

NOx, SOx and other air emissions

Energy and Emissions

Effluents and Waste

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Waste and Recycling

306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

Waste and Recycling

Environmental Compliance

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations

307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Our Approach to Operations

Supplier Environmental Assessment

103-2

Management approach

Supply Chain and Logistics

308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

Supply Chain and Logistics

Employment

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to People

401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover

Diversity at Axalta

Occupational Health and Safety

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to Operations, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness

403-2

Injury and absenteeism rates [2]

Injury and absenteeism rates Employee Safety, Health and Wellness

Training and Education

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to People, Talent Development

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills

Talent Development

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to People, Diversity at Axalta

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees [3]

Corporate Governance, Diversity at Axalta

Child Labor

103-2

Management approach

Supply Chain and Logistics

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Supply Chain and Logistics

Local Communities

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to CSR

413-1

Local community engagement

Our Approach to CSR, STEM Education Initiatives, Environmental Stewardship Initiatives, Talent Recruitment

Supplier Social Assessment

103-2

Management approach

Our Approach to CSR

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

Supply Chain and Logistics

414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Supply Chain and Logistics

Customer Health and Safety

103-2

Management approach

Product Stewardship, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness

Product and Service Labeling

103-2

Management approach

Product Stewardship

Omissions

[1] [2] [3] Axalta currently does not have one global human resources data system in place, so we are not able to report all of the breakdowns of employee data as requested by GRI. We are working toward this for our next Sustainability Report.

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