Memphis, Tennessee — August 18, 2015 — Axalta Coating Systems has joined Ducks Unlimited as its newest corporate partner. A statement from Axalta says the company continues to make protecting and conserving natural resources a corporate priority through a five-year, $10 million wetlands conservation program with Ducks Unlimited.
“Axalta and DU will both benefit from projects that conserve wetlands and natural resources,” says Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. “Axalta is committed to engage in sustainable manufacturing and practices, and to provide environmentally responsible products and application systems to our customers around the world, including expanding the availability of waterborne coatings. With sustainability and conservation at the forefront of our business, we look forward to doing great work with Ducks Unlimited.”
DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt said the partnership with Axalta fits seamlessly with DU’s Rescue Our Wetlands campaign.
“We will start with priority wetland projects under the umbrella of the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign, focusing specifically on the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes Initiatives,” he says. “Our biologists and engineers will deliver crucial restoration work in these important breeding, migration, and wintering areas which are near some of Axalta’s major U.S. manufacturing facilities.”
Waterfowl wintering on the Gulf Coast will also benefit from Axalta’s support. Through this partnership, more than 15,000 acres of threatened coastal prairie wetlands and marshes will be targeted by DU for restoration, enhancement and maintenance.
“Helping sustain natural resources is critical to Ducks Unlimited, Axalta and the people we touch,” says DU Chief Fundraising Officer Amy Batson. “We see this partnership growing and developing into a significant force for continental conservation.”
For more information, please visit axaltacs.com.