Axalta Coating Systems has issued its 2018-2019 Sustainability Report which highlights the company’s advancements in sustainable business practices, including technology, operations and responsible sourcing.
“Sustainability is fundamental to our core values, our business and is embedded in everything we do,” said Robert Bryant, CEO of Axalta. “From Axalta’s innovative technologies that help customers save energy and increase productivity, to the ways we are making our operations safer and lowering our environmental impact, to our unwavering commitment to acting with integrity, this Sustainability Report shares the progress that our global team has collectively achieved. Many of Axalta’s stakeholders are increasingly interested in sustainability topics, and this report is only one way we demonstrate our sustainability priorities and accomplishments.”
Axalta says the report highlights numerous awards that it has received from customers, technology organisations and others that recognised the company’s sustainability programmes and performance. The company says the report also showcases the 150-plus years of experience in the industry and longstanding commitment to advancing coatings technology and developing sustainable products that make materials last longer and perform better.
With over 250 new products launched in each of the past two years, Axalta says it has continued to invest in innovation. The company also opened the Global Innovation Center, which it bills as the world’s largest colour and coatings research and development centre.
Axalta says in 2019 it achieved a total recordable incident rate of 0.28 – top-decile safety performance in the coatings industry – along with reporting reductions in energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions from operations over the reporting period. The company also emphasises the difference it made in the communities where it operates through its ‘Bright Futures’ programme, by collaborating with partners to advance science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) education and environmental stewardship initiatives.
The Axalta 2018-2019 Sustainability Report can be read here.