PPG Highlights 2016 Community Engagement Efforts, Nearly $10 Million in Giving
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today published a report highlighting its 2016 community
engagement initiatives. PPG and the PPG Foundation provided nearly $10
million in financial support for global charitable activities. The
report and a fact sheet detailing PPG’s efforts in 2016 are available at www.ppgcommunities.com.
“Every day, PPG collaborates with employees and partners to realize our
vision of bringing color and brightness to our communities,” said Sue
Sloan, PPG executive director of corporate global social responsibility.
“We dedicate financial resources, apply our products and leverage the
volunteer power of our passionate employees to address the needs of our
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.
PPG extended the Colorful Communities program in 2016 to:
Complete 46 projects in 20 countries (nearly four times as many
projects as completed in 2015). In 2015 and 2016 combined, PPG
completed nearly 60 Colorful Communities projects.
Impact more than 1.8 million individuals in total since the program
launched in May 2015.
In addition, PPG and the PPG Foundation invest in educational
opportunities to grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s
innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Highlights
of PPG’s efforts supporting educational projects and organizations in
Donated $3.6 million in support of science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) programs around the world;
Launched the interactive PPG Laboratory of Colors at the HUMANITARIUM
science center in Wroclaw, Poland; and
Provided more than 950 grants to local schools in the U.S. to support
creative science-related programming.
PPG also empowers employees to make positive impacts in communities by
supporting their charitable giving and by encouraging them to volunteer
in support of projects and organizations. In 2016, the company and
foundation bolstered PPG employees’ efforts through:
The new Charity Partner program, an initiative through which employees
at 65 sites across 12 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa
region selected local organizations to support with their fundraising
efforts and matching PPG funds; and
Employee programs in the U.S. and Canada, which matched employees’
donations, recognized their volunteer service and rewarded their local
schools with a total of nearly $760,000.
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.
We protect and beautify the world, Colorful Communities
and the PPG Logo are trademarks and registered trademarks of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
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