GUARULHOS, Brazil--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently received First place certification for best performance in the Environmental Management System category among the partner companies of the Ford Northeast Industrial Complex in Brazil. Ford has recognized companies with its manufacturing certification program since 2012. In addition to Axalta, 25 different companies that operate within Ford’s Northeast Industrial Complex were evaluated in 2016.
The certification, which is separated into two categories, Ford Areas and Partners Companies, considers the analysis of a monthly compliance indicator against the demands of Ford’s Environmental Management Scoring System. Among the items scored are Environmental Initiatives Implemented in the Area, Environmental Training and Participation in Ford’s Audits. To establish the ranking, a number of factors were evaluated including attendance, presence in periodic meetings, compliance with deadlines, results of audits and presentation of environmental initiatives.
“We are very pleased that Axalta has been selected to receive this certification,” said Reginaldo Saloio, Light Vehicle OEM & APC Business Manager. “This drives us to continue to innovate and improve our processes and programs, while measuring our performance across operations, environment, and safety to ensure we are responding to the market needs and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”
“It is an honor to receive this certification because it affirms Axalta’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. We manage our facilities across the globe with a focus on environmental stewardship, as well as product and process safety,” added David Zwier, Axalta’s Global Account Director for Ford Motor Company. “It’s rewarding to receive this recognition that reflects not only the qualities of our products, but also the processes and support we put in place to better serve our customers.”
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.