2015 Sustainability Report



Every day, PPG and the PPG Foundation collaborate and engage with employees, community partners and other stakeholders to make our vision of bringing color and brightness to communities a reality. We dedicate our financial contributions, apply our products and use the power of our employee volunteers to address the needs of our local communities and transform lives.

Our global giving totaled $7.8 million in 2015, funding more than 850 organizations in 20 countries. To ensure this investment had the greatest impact, we focused our resources on the areas that we are best positioned to support:
  • Revitalizing local buildings, updating community spaces and meeting other pressing needs.
  • Supporting and encouraging our talented employees as they seek to make a meaningful difference in their communities every day.
  • Helping young people develop the skills needed to succeed in manufacturing, research and development, information technology and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions.
We also actively engaged with all stakeholders to ensure we are meeting their expectations and needs and that they better understand our commitment to corporate citizenship and sustainability.
Learn more on the PPG Communities website.

 Making communities brighter

Vivid colors have replaced faded paint at a Pittsburgh-area school, creating a brighter environment in which curious students can learn and grow. Children in Cieszyn, Poland, are happily playing at a colorful new playground. In Colombia, 98 homes of low-income families have newly renovated and repainted facades. 
Launched in May 2015, our 10-year, $10 million COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ initiative brings fresh color and energy to the communities where we operate in the world. Each project is an opportunity for us to protect and beautify our neighborhoods by revitalizing and transforming community spaces and buildings.
To make the Colorful Communities program a reality in 2015  we granted nearly $315,000 in funding to our partner organizations and used more than 2,770 gallons (10,485 liters) of our high-quality PPG paint products to bring projects to life. In addition, 875 PPG employees and community members volunteered more than 4,200 hours painting, planting flowers and cleaning.

Read more about our Colorful Communities projects around the world.


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