Supplier of the Year Awards

Suppliers play a critical role in Axalta’s ability to deliver superior products and services to its more than 100,000 customers around the world. The materials we use in the products we manufacture and the services and support we provide to our customers depend in no small measure on having access to the highest quality raw materials, products, and services. The ability to operate our facilities at peak efficiency relies not only on the use of defect-free materials, but also on access to an array of exceptional resources and services. To recognize the important contributions that suppliers make to our success – and to the success of our customers - Axalta has initiated a Supplier of the Year award program.

Suppliers nominated for the award are selected from among the company’s global procurement base across Axalta’s operations in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Cross-functional stakeholders from Axalta’s Technology, Operations and Procurement organizations nominate and select recipients based on their ability to deliver superior quality products and services measured against four key criteria: quality, service technology and price (QSTP). These suppliers also demonstrate a commitment to sustainability by adhering to practices that meet environmental, health, safety and security objectives as well as those that respect human rights and other corporate social responsibility goals.

Quality – Superior quality is a minimum expectation for consideration as a Supplier of the Year. Vendors are expected to deliver superior quality and demonstrate no significant quality issues based on Axalta’s Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) analysis for the program year.

Service – Vendors must provide exceptional service by meeting Axalta specifications and on time delivery of materials and services.

Technology – Axalta is committed to innovation and expects our suppliers to provide products and services that leverage the latest advances in technology. We also rely on our suppliers to work with us collaboratively to improve how we manufacture and deliver our products and services to our customers.

Price – Suppliers should ensure as globally competitive a price as feasible for the materials and services that we purchase to enable Axalta to provide competitively priced products and services to our customers.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Axalta is committed to doing business ethically and responsibly and expects the same of its suppliers.  In support of this commitment, Axalta’s Supplier Code of Conduct conveys our expectations of our suppliers with regard to their compliance with laws, business practices and the environment.  The Code also requires our suppliers to demonstrate respect for people and fundamental human rights including but not limited to providing suitable work environments and taking measures to ensure that child, forced or slave labor is excluded from their supply chain. 

View our full statement regarding the Supplier Code of Conduct

Conflict Minerals

Axalta is committed to the responsible sourcing of minerals. We strive to adhere to the Conflict Minerals Rule, which is part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and work diligently with our suppliers to ensure compliance. Axalta does not purchase directly from smelters. Therefore, we rely on our suppliers to identify the sources of conflict minerals and to declare the conflict minerals status of the products they sell to Axalta.

View our full statement regarding the Conflict Minerals Policy 

Modern Slavery and California Transparency in Supply Chains Acts 

Axalta is committed to responsible sourcing and specifically the eradication of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. We expect our direct suppliers of Axalta’s tangible goods for sale to adopt sound human rights practices, to treat workers fairly, with dignity and respect and in all cases to eliminate human trafficking and slavery in their workplace. 

View our full statement regarding the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. of 2010

View our full statement regarding the Modern Slavery Act of 2015

Supplier Diversity 

At Axalta, sustainability extends across our value chain, starting with our suppliers. We purchase the finest quality materials for the production of our coatings which means finding suppliers that reflect the faces of the communities we serve and that are aligned with our values and commitment to quality.

Axalta’s supplier diversity program is designed to enable small businesses and those owned by minorities, women, veterans, and the disabled to fully participate as an integral part of our supply chain in the U.S. and Canada. Engaging a diverse pool of suppliers helps strengthen our communities and provides commercial opportunities for a wide array of businesses.

Axalta benefits, in turn, as we gain understanding from suppliers who bring different perspectives and ideas to our operations. Our customers reap the benefits by purchasing Axalta products and services that reflect the best that the community can offer.

As many of our largest customers are headquartered in the greater Detroit area, we are a proud member of the Michigan chapter of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

As many of our largest customers are headquartered in the greater Detroit area, we are a proud member of the Michigan chapter of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.

If you are interested in becoming a qualified supplier to Axalta, please contact us at

What Businesses Qualify?

Axalta’s Supplier Diversity Programs seeks to encourage the use of diverse suppliers in our operations and facilities.

A diverse supplier in the U.S., as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a business enterprise that is 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority, woman or veteran and certified as such by one of the following organizations:

• National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• Small Business Administration (SBA)
• National Veteran-Owned Business Administration (NaVOBA)
• Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
• United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
• United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
• WE Connect International
• Minority Supplier Development China (MSD China)
• Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Development Council (CAMSC)

Visit the websites of these organizations to learn more about supplier diversity and whether your business may qualify.

More information about the definitions of qualified businesses in the U.S. can be found on the website of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In Canada, the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Development Council (CAMSC) provides criteria for businesses to qualify as a diverse supplier. More information on qualifications under Canada’s supplier diversity initiative is available at