Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally.
"At Axalta, we recognize that sustainability is not only about environmentally responsible manufacturing and products, but it's also about working with suppliers that share our values to operate ethically and sustain the communities where they do business," said Steven Markevich, Axalta executive vice president and president of transportation coatings and greater China.
"We're thrilled and honored to receive Ford's Green Pillar Award for managing transparency and addressing risk in our supply chain, which benefits the reputation of our business partners like Ford - who share our values - as well as the communities affected by our purchases. Thanks to Ford for this prestigious and meaningful honor."
Axalta was presented with a Green Pillar Award recognizing its leadership in coatings sustainability by Ford’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of global operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, executive VP of product development and purchasing.
Honorees were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories, including primary brand pillars, aligned business framework principles focused on quality delivery, value and innovation and supplier diversity development.
"Our World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company's top-performing suppliers around the world," Thai-Tang said. "Suppliers like Axalta are key to Ford's continued success as we work towards our goal of becoming the world's most trusted mobility company."