PPG Completes Nearly 60 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Projects in 2016
Color and vitality brought to 20 countries and 1.8 million people
since program launch
An updated, more colorful park, playground and traffic school in San
Juan del Rio, Mexico, is once again an important community hub. A
colorful mural is giving new life to an old wall in Cieszyn, Poland.
Brighter, more colorful buildings are welcoming courageous children with
serious illnesses at a transformative camp in Ohio. Local residents near
Auckland, New Zealand, are enjoying activities in an environment
reflecting the colorful traditions of the area's Maori and Pasifika
people at a restored community center. Young students around the world
are learning in brighter, more engaging classrooms.
These are just a few examples of how PPG (NYSE:PPG) brought color and
vitality to nearly 60 schools, playgrounds and other shared community
spaces in 2016 through the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program. The program
provides PPG volunteers, paints, coatings, specialty materials and
financial contributions to brighten communities where the company
operates around the world.
PPG has donated more than 9,300 gallons (about 35,200 liters) of its
paint and coatings, and provided more than $1.5 million in funding, for
nearly 70 projects completed since the program’s launch in 2015.
Additionally, more than 3,400 PPG and community volunteers have donated
around 17,400 volunteer hours to help brighten communities by painting,
repairing, cleaning and helping in other ways. To date, the program has
positively impacted more than 1.8 million people in 20 countries.
View a Colorful Communities program video, project highlights
and more at newsroom.ppg.com/PPGColorfulCommunities.
“PPG employees across the globe generously donated their time and talent
in both 2015 and 2016 to bring color and vitality to the communities
where they live and work,” said Sue Sloan, PPG executive director of
corporate global social responsibility. “We are extremely pleased with
the program’s significant growth and success in 2016, and we look
forward to maintaining the momentum we have built as the program enters
its third year.”
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to enhance, protect and
beautify neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. The
program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports
projects that transform community spaces, providing PPG volunteers and
donated PPG products. The company expects to complete about 75 more Colorful
Communities projects this year.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated nearly $9.8 million in 2016,
supporting hundreds of community organizations across 25 countries. By
investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled
workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to
coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an
impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their
volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
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