Form: SD

Specialized Disclosure Report filed pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the use of conflict minerals (Rule 13p-1)

May 31, 2023

Exhibit 1.01

This Conflict Minerals Report (this “Report”) for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. is filed as an exhibit to Form SD pursuant to Rule 13p-1 (the “Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the reporting period from January 1 through December 31, 2022 (the “Reporting Period”). In this Report, unless the context otherwise indicates, "Axalta," "we," "us," the "Company" and "our" mean Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.
The Rule was adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to implement certain reporting and disclosure requirements for SEC registrants that manufacture or contract to manufacture products containing conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. Form SD defines “conflict minerals” as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives, which are currently limited to gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten (collectively, the “Conflict Minerals”).
Axalta is a leading global manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of high-performance coating systems. We are required to make filings pursuant to the Rule because we determined that the Conflict Mineral tin or associated compounds were necessary to the functionality or production of certain products that we manufactured or contracted to manufacture during the Reporting Period.
Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry and Determination
As noted above, we determined that the Conflict Mineral tin and associated compounds were necessary to the functionality or production of certain products that we manufactured or contracted to manufacture during the Reporting Period. Thus, for the Reporting Period, we conducted a reasonable country of origin inquiry (“RCOI”) that was reasonably designed to determine whether any of those Conflict Minerals contained in our products originated or may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country (the “Covered Countries”).
Axalta manufactures coatings for performance and mobility end markets. Our products are highly complex, typically containing hundreds of substances from many suppliers throughout the world. We may purchase the same materials from multiple suppliers and distributors. These suppliers and distributors often obtain their materials from lower tier suppliers. Accordingly, our supply chain is complex and identifying the ultimate source of materials supplied to us is difficult.
Axalta has a comprehensive process for tracking raw materials contained in our products. The process is designed to account for each substance contained in our raw materials and allows Axalta to trace the source of the substance. This process also helps to ensure that Axalta becomes aware of potential Conflict Minerals in our products as they are integrated into our supply chain including new or changed raw materials. We generally purchase raw materials as needed to meet our customers’ needs.
Typically, tantalum and gold are not used in Axalta’s products, although their possible purchase and use is reviewed regularly. We do not believe that tantalum or gold, as well as tungsten, were used in any Axalta products during the Reporting Period. Axalta’s supply chain does include tin or tin compounds typically found in catalysts and pigments. All such products that contain tin and tin compounds purchased from major chemical or pigment manufacturers; no tin or tin compounds are purchased directly from any smelter.
Axalta requires sourcing from conflict-free sources but imposes no restrictions regarding country of origin. Axalta believes that requiring sourcing from outside the Covered Countries may negatively affect the economies of the Covered Countries. Based on the survey results described in “Results of Due Diligence,” the Company determined that the tin contained in our products may have originated from one or more of the Covered Countries. As a result, the Company conducted due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the necessary Conflict Minerals described below.
Due Diligence
Design of Due Diligence
We have designed our due diligence procedures to conform, in all material respects, with the due diligence framework presented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) in the publication OECD (2016) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: Third Edition, OECD Publishing and the related Supplements for gold and for tin, tantalum and tungsten (collectively, the "OECD Guidelines"). Selected due diligence measures in place during the Reporting Period are discussed below under the heading “Due Diligence Performed.” Sub-headings in that section conform to the headings used in the OECD Guidelines.

Due Diligence Performed
Establish strong company management systems
Conflict Minerals Policy
We established a Conflict Minerals Policy (the "Policy") related to our sourcing of Conflict Minerals as described above and posted the Policy on our website at:
The information on our website is not, and should not be deemed to be, a part of this Conflict Minerals Report, or incorporated into any other filings we make with the SEC.
Internal team
Axalta utilizes a cross-functional team to implement the Policy. This team is charged with establishing the process for complying with the Policy. This includes implementation, review, and communication to senior management. Members of this team include professionals from operations, sourcing, legal, regulatory and product stewardship.    
We have also utilized other management systems that include the use of a third-party vendor. Through our vendor’s tool, we can collect and store supplier data, take surveys using a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”), communicate with suppliers and monitor risks in our supply chain. The use of these tools has allowed us to assist our suppliers in understanding our expectations and requirements and increase the rate of responses we have received from our suppliers to our survey requests.
Control systems
Axalta has a commitment to ethical and responsible business practices as demonstrated by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Axalta has the same expectations of its suppliers. Axalta communicates these expectations through the Axalta Supplier Code of Conduct, which is available on our website at:
The information on our website is not, and should not be deemed to be, a part of this Report, or incorporated into any other filings we make with the SEC.
Axalta has also incorporated the following Conflict Mineral language into our model Supplier Terms and Conditions.
10.2 Conflict Free Minerals. Supplier represents and warrants that it does not and shall not utilize, nor allow any other third party to utilize on its behalf, any so called Conflict Minerals (such as gold, columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, and wolframite and their respective metal derivatives, Gold, Tantalum, Tin, and Tungsten), as defined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (as amended from time to time and including rules and regulations thereunder, Dodd-Frank) and European Union Regulation 2017/821 of 17 May 2017 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (the EU Regulation) that are sourced from smelters or mines located in Covered Countries (as defined in Dodd-Frank) not designated as Conflict Free by the Responsible Minerals Initiative or from ‘conflict-affected and high-risk areas’ (as defined in the EU Regulation), in any goods or components of goods, or in the production of such goods or components of goods, manufactured or produced by Supplier for Axalta under this Order or otherwise. Supplier agrees to abide by the terms and conditions in Axalta’s Conflict Minerals Policy, and to define, require, implement, and communicate to its sub-suppliers Supplier’s policy outlining its commitment to responsible sourcing, legal compliance and measures for implementation, which policy must comply with the provisions of this Section 10. Supplier agrees to cooperate and work with its sub-suppliers to ensure traceability of Conflict Minerals, to maintain and record all Conflict Minerals traceability documentation for five years, and to provide such documentation to Axalta upon request or to permit Axalta or Axalta’s third-party auditor reasonably acceptable to Supplier to audit applicable sourcing documents upon Axalta’s reasonable written request from time to time.
This language (or substantially similar language) is incorporated as contracts are renewed or new contracts are established.
Grievance Mechanism
Employees, suppliers, and customers can use Axalta’s Ethics Helpline to report any violations of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics or compliance policies, including the Policy and our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Maintain records
We maintain company-wide document retention policies. These policies extend to the documentation accumulated in performing our Conflict Minerals due diligence procedures and require that documentation be retained for a period of five (5) years.

Supplier engagement
We have also communicated with suppliers potentially affected by the Policy and compliance efforts, as identified through our RCOI, our expectation that they assist us in complying with our efforts related to our Conflict Minerals program. We have provided suppliers access to the Policy through the website above or upon request. Axalta continued its supplier sustainability risk management program during the Reporting Period, one element of which is a sustainability screen. Key supplier locations are requested to complete a questionnaire on topics related to the expectations in Axalta’s Supplier Code of Conduct, one element of which is with respect to Conflict Minerals.
Identify and assess risks in the supply chain
Due to the complexity of our products and the depth, breadth, and constant changes to our supply chain, it is difficult to independently identify sub-tier suppliers from our direct suppliers. We have relied on supplier responses to provide us with the information about the source of Conflict Minerals contained in raw materials they supply to us.
Similarly, our direct suppliers also rely on information provided by their suppliers. Most of our suppliers provide sourcing data at the supplier company level or a division/segment level relative to the supplier, rather than at a level directly relating to a product that the supplier supplies to us or are otherwise unable to specify the smelters or refiners used for raw materials supplied to us. This chain of information creates a level of uncertainty and risk related to the accuracy of the information. We will strive to continue to monitor, adapt, and modify our due diligence practices to conform to the recognized industry best practices. Axalta is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (“RMI”), via which we track industry developments on responsible sourcing of minerals, including Conflict Minerals.
In accordance with the OECD Guidelines, it is important to understand risk levels associated with Conflict Minerals in the supply chain. The basis of this understanding stems from smelter or refiner information. Each facility that meets the RMI definition of a smelter or refiner of a Conflict Mineral is assessed according to red flag indicators defined in the OECD Guidelines. Axalta, via our third-party vendor, uses numerous factors to determine the level of risk that each smelter poses to the supply chain by identifying red flags. These factors include:

Geographic proximity to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other Covered Countries;

Known mineral source country of origin;

Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) audit status;

Credible evidence of unethical or conflict sourcing; and

Peer assessments conducted by credible third-party sources.
We believe that the inquiries and investigations described above represent a reasonable effort to determine the mines or locations of origin of Conflict Minerals in our products, including (1) seeking information about smelters and refiners in our supply chain through requesting that our suppliers complete the CMRT, (2) verifying those smelters and refiners with the expanding RMAP lists, (3) conducting the due diligence review, and (4) obtaining additional documentation and verification, as applicable and available.
Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks
As per the OECD Guidelines, risk mitigation will depend on the supplier’s specific context. Suppliers are given clear performance objectives within reasonable timeframes with the goal of progressive elimination of these risks from the supply chain. Furthermore, suppliers will now be guided to our third-party vendor’s learning management system to engage in educational materials on mitigating the risk of smelters or refiners in the supply chain.
Carry out independent third-party audit of supply chain due diligence at identified points in the supply chain
We do not typically have a direct relationship with smelters and refiners and therefore do not perform or direct audits of these entities. However, we will rely on publicly available third-party assurances and certifications, for example, through the RMAP’s Conflict-Free Smelter Program and through our membership in the RMI.
Results of Due Diligence
Survey results
As described above, Axalta surveys annually our supply chain for use of Conflict Minerals and reviews the responses against criteria developed to determine whether further engagement is required. These criteria include untimely responses, incomplete responses and inconsistencies within the data reported in the CMRT.
As of January 16, 2023, we received responses from 100% of our 36 surveyed suppliers for the Reporting Period.

Efforts to determine mine or location of origin
Given that we do not have established relationships with the ultimate smelters and refiners from which the Conflict Minerals in our products are sourced, we have determined that requesting our suppliers to complete the CMRT represents our good faith effort to determine the mines or locations of origin of Conflict Minerals in our supply chain.
Based on information from RMAP, smelter or refiner, or supplier, Axalta has reason to believe that the tin or tin compounds used in Axalta’s products, where known, may originate from the following countries (country of origin):
Mine Locations
Ãland Islands Korea
Angola Luxembourg
Argentina Malaysia
Australia Mexico
Austria Mongolia
Belgium Morocco
Benin Mozambique
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Myanmar
Brazil Namibia
Burundi Niger
Cambodia Nigeria
Canada Panama
Chile Papua New Guinea
China Peru
Colombia Poland
Congo Portugal
Democratic Republic of Congo Recycled/Scrap
Djibouti Russian Federation*
Ecuador Rwanda
Egypt Sierra Leone
Eritrea Singapore
Estonia South Sudan
Ethiopia Spain
France Sudan
Germany Suriname
Ghana Switzerland
Guinea Taiwan
Guyana Tanzania
Hungary Thailand
India Uganda
Indonesia United Kingdom
Ireland United States
Israel Vietnam
Japan Zambia
Jersey Zimbabwe

* Smelters and refiners from the Russian Federation were not included among the processing facilities that were identified by our suppliers throuhg CMRTs.
Smelters and refiners
Of the suppliers surveyed, many completed the CMRT at the company, business unit or entity level, which means that we cannot confirm which specific processing facilities supply the tin or tin compounds that are included in in raw materials that they supplied to us.

For all responses that indicated a smelter, Axalta compared the facilities named to the list of smelters maintained by the RMI. As of May 8, 2023, we have identified all the smelters or refiners that were reported by our suppliers via the CMRT. Appendix A lists the smelters and refiners that the suppliers we surveyed reported as being in their supply chains.
Based on the smelter list provided by the 36 suppliers surveyed via CMRTs and publicly available information, we believe that 39 of 41 smelters reported in Axalta’s supply chain are certified Conflict-Free through the RMI's RMAP. The RMAP is an initiative in which an independent third-party audits smelter and refiner activities and determines if the smelter or refiner demonstrated that all the minerals they processed originated from conflict‐free sources. We have assessed these facilities through the CMRTs and publicly available information and determined that they are low risk or medium risk. Those that are deemed low risk is due to their conformant RMAP audit status and geographic location. Two smelters in the Axalta supply chain were removed from the RMAP conformant list in 2023 and were, therefore, deemed medium risk. Of these two smelters, one has ceased operation and we believe that the other is progressing to schedule a re-assessment to become conformant.

Steps to be Taken
We are committed to complying with the provisions of the Rule as applicable to us and expect to continue our efforts to further enhance our Conflict Minerals program and related due diligence. Our next steps may include, but are not limited to the following:
Continue to engage with suppliers and direct them to training resources, including increasing the number who utilize our third-party vendor’s learning management system and improve the content of responses to assist in our RCOI process and our efforts to determine the processing facilities for and country of origin of any Conflict Mineral with the greatest specificity possible;
Continue to encourage suppliers to provide responses at the product level;
Implement a strategy to respond to identified risk, including but not limited to, potential action to be taken against suppliers that do not respond to our requests or do not provide reasonable information to support our due diligence activities;
Engage any of our suppliers found to be supplying us with any Conflict Mineral from sources that support conflict in the Covered Countries to establish an alternative source that does not support such conflict; and
Encourage our suppliers to work within their supply chain to maintain RMAP audit status.

Forward looking statements
Statements we make in this Report, which express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to our compliance efforts and expected actions identified under the “Steps to be Taken” section of this Report. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including, among other things, our ability to implement improvements in our Conflict Minerals program and identify and mitigate related risks in our supply chain. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, see our other filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Report, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Appendix A
Smelters or Refiners and RMI Audit Status as of May 8, 2023

Metal Smelter ID Smelter Name Smelter Country RMAP Audit Status
Tin CID002773 Aurubis Beerse BELGIUM Conformant
Tin CID001337 Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A. BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF) Conformant
Tin CID003582 Fabrica Auricchio Industria e Comercio Ltda. BRAZIL Conformant
Tin CID001173 Mineracao Taboca S.A. BRAZIL Conformant
Tin CID002036 White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda. BRAZIL Conformant
Tin CID002158 Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA Conformant
Tin CID002180 Tin Smelting Branch of Yunnan Tin Co., Ltd. CHINA Conformant
Tin CID003116 Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd. CHINA Conformant
Tin CID000538 Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd. CHINA Conformant
Tin CID000555 Gejiu Zili Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. CHINA Non-Conformant
Tin CID001070 China Tin Group Co., Ltd. CHINA Conformant
Tin CID000309 PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001399 PT Artha Cipta Langgeng INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001402 PT Babel Inti Perkasa INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001406 PT Babel Surya Alam Lestari INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001453 PT Mitra Stania Prima INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001458 PT Prima Timah Utama INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001460 PT Refined Bangka Tin INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001477 PT Timah Tbk Kundur INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001482 PT Timah Tbk Mentok INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001490 PT Tinindo Inter Nusa INDONESIA Non-Conformant
Tin CID003205 PT Bangka Serumpun INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID003381 PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID003449 PT Mitra Sukses Globalindo INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID002816 PT Sukses Inti Makmur INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID002835 PT Menara Cipta Mulia INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID002455 CV Venus Inti Perkasa INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID002503 PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID002570 CV Ayi Jaya INDONESIA Conformant
Tin CID001191 Mitsubishi Materials Corporation JAPAN Conformant
Tin CID000402 Dowa JAPAN Conformant
Tin CID001105 Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) MALAYSIA Conformant
Tin CID001182 Minsur PERU Conformant
Tin CID000468 Fenix Metals POLAND Conformant
Tin CID003387 Luna Smelter, Ltd. RWANDA Conformant
Tin CID001539 Rui Da Hung TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA Conformant
Tin CID001898 Thaisarco THAILAND Conformant
Tin CID001142 Metallic Resources, Inc. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Conformant
Tin CID000292 Alpha UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Conformant