POINTE-CLAIRE, Quebec — Axalta has achieved the Platinum Level of the Clé Verte® environmental certification for its Learning and Development Center in Pointe-Claire, Canada. This certification, determined by an independent third party, recognizes automotive refinish centers that have implemented outstanding environmental measures. 

"This achievement in environmental certification at our Axalta training center illustrates the eco-responsible manner that our employees operate under," said Troy Weaver, Vice-President of Axalta North America Refinish. "We place a value on sustainability initiatives in order to understand the issues faced by customers in the collision repair industry today."

Approximately 800 facilities have now been certified by this program, including over 240 collision repair centers that use Axalta products. The recent third-party audit evaluated over 100 criteria of environmental practices such as hazardous and non-hazardous materials disposal practices, management of indoor and outdoor facilities, and employee awareness about environmental issues.

Launching in 2008, Clé Verte is a voluntary program of environmental certification for automotive service shops. Nature-Action Québec, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by guiding people and organizations to adopt best environmental practices, manages the program.