Axalta has received a 2018 Gold Star award from EcoVadis, the international sustainability ratings firm. The Gold Star reflects Axalta’s strong performance and prominent achievements across a range of sustainability-related criteria in four categories: environment, labor and human rights, sustainable procurement and ethics. This prestigious award is a recognition of Axalta’s well-established business practices and long-standing commitment to sustainability, and reinforces Axalta’s global reputation as an ethical and responsible supplier.
Axalta’s score in the last survey rated it among the top 5 percent of more than 45,000 companies surveyed and evaluated by EcoVadis. The company also received a high ranking among its peer group in the paints, varnishes and ink manufacturers business segment.
The EcoVadis assessment gave strong scores to Axalta for its policies and initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing, such as decreasing energy and water consumption and reducing emissions and waste generation. This also reflects the recent Responsible Care/ISO 14001 re-certification of our company’s environmental management systems that reflects our environmental, health and safety practices.
Assessment of Axalta’s ethics program included evaluation of the company’s Code of Business Conduct and ethics and related policies, such as ethics and integrity training completed annually by more than 99 percent of Axalta’s employees. Labor and human rights practices evaluated reviewed Axalta’s hiring, talent development, and health and safety programs. Procurement practices reviewed Axalta’s Supplier Code of Conduct and other systems designed to promote ethical behavior throughout the global supply chain.
These initiatives and accomplishments recognized by EcoVadis are further detailed in Axalta’s 2016-2017 Sustainability Report. The Report also highlights Axalta’s product and service technology advancements that help customers meet their sustainability goals, our efforts to develop our people, and our partnerships with organizations that promote STEM education and environmental stewardship in our communities.
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