2015 Sustainability Report



We earned a variety of awards and recognitions in 2015. These reinforce the progress we have made and encourage us to do even better.

Indexes and Rankings

  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Best by Industry (materials category)
  • U.S. 500 and Global 500 in the Newsweek Green Ranking
  • #198 on the Fortune 500
  • #157 in the U.S. and #374 globally on the Financial Times’ Global 500
  • #464 on Forbes’ Global 2000
  • #139 on Barron’s 500
  • Fortune’s Most Admired (chemicals category)
  • Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2015

Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition

PPG recognized as a Top 500 Enterprise for Corporate Social Responsibility in China

PPG ranked eighth in the 2015 Top 500 Enterprises for Corporate Social Responsibility in China. Organized by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the School of Social Sciences at Tsinghua University, the list was published after extensive research and evaluation of 1,600 enterprises. 

Product Awards

PPG earns Environmental Achievement Award for GREEN LOGIC Matrix systems®

Our Green Logic Matrix paint detackifier systems received a 2014 Environmental Achievement Award from the Environmental Management Association for exhibiting a commitment to the environment and using resources from the environment to provide innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

DULUX® Paints honored by Canadian Automobile Association with Partner of the Year award

Dulux Paints, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings in Canada, was named the Canadian Automobile Association’s Partner of the Year. Dulux Paints was recognized for the benefits it provides to association members, joint promotional efforts and community engagement.

PPG waterborne refinish products earn GOOD HOUSEKEEPING® Seal

A number of popular products from our automotive refinish business earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, long regarded as a trusted symbol of quality. The product lines receiving the seal include ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, DELTRON®, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® 2K® brands.

PPG named an influential company in coatings industry by China Coating Industry Association

We were recognized as an influential company in the country’s coatings industry by the China Coating Industry Association. Willie Wu, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Asia Pacific, and Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific, also received the Outstanding Entrepreneur and Outstanding Contribution awards, respectively, for their exemplary leadership and contributions to the Chinese coatings industry.

PPG earns recognition as John Deere ‘Partner-level Supplier’

Our industrial coatings business earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating, and we were selected for the honor in recognition of our dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality and our commitment to continuous improvement.

Three new PPG products among ARCHITECTURAL RECORD best of 2014

Three products we introduced in 2014 were chosen among the best new products of the year in an annual competition held by Architectural Record magazine. DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal were selected in the “Finishes and Surfacing” category. SOLARBAN® z75 solar control, low-emissivity glass was chosen in the category of “Facades.”

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings honored for coating on USS Eisenhower

Our protective and marine coatings business received the 2015 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) for the performance of AMERCOAT® 235 primer, PSX® 700SG polysiloxane coating and ABC® 3 anti-fouling coating on the hull and island of the refurbished USS Eisenhower. The annual award recognizes exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities.

PPG wins two Readers’ Choice Awards from USGlass Magazine

We received two Readers’ Choice Awards from USGlass magazine for our DURANAR® coatings and STARPHIRE ULTRA-CLEARTM glass. Readers select the awards based on a survey that includes all products featured in the magazine’s Showcase section, Annual New Products Guide and advertisements throughout the year.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group names PPG ‘Sustainability Supplier of the Year’

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group named PPG its 2015 Sustainability Supplier of the Year for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

FCA Group annually recognizes a long-time supplier with the award following judging by a panel of FCA representatives. Among about 1,000 suppliers, the FCA Group selected PPG based on satisfying rigorous criteria and exhibiting a long-term strategic commitment to a program incorporating environmental, safety, social and economic sustainability.

PPG has been a global strategic partner to the FCA Group for more than 30 years.

JohnsonControls.jpgPPG earns elite supplier award from Johnson Controls Inc.

PPG was one of only two companies selected by Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) to earn a 2015 Gold Building Efficiency Excellence Award from among more than 8,000 North American suppliers. The JCI award rates suppliers according to five criteria—quality, commercial terms, on-time delivery, service expectations and sustainability. PPG earned a “Gold” award by scoring 97 to 99 percent in all five areas.
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