PPG: We protect and beautify the world
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Our Focus

Community Sustainability



We’re more than a corporation. We’re neighbors. That’s why we’re proud to give back to the places where we live and work. Whether it’s covering graffiti or uncovering hidden barriers to employment, sustainable communities don’t just lead to a sustainable business, they lead to a more sustainable future for us all.

Giving time, talent and treasure

We seek to partner with community organizations that protect the environment, provide disaster relief and meet essential needs, and help the local economy grow. Our deepest impact, however, comes from our employees, who contribute to revitalizing our hometowns by giving hundreds of community organizations their financial and volunteer assistance, and PPG continues to find new ways to encourage and support their efforts.

Colorful Communities Initiative

The centerpiece of our community sustainability efforts is our Colorful Communities initiative. Through a series of projects around the world we are applying our employee volunteers, dollars, and PPG products to transform buildings and community spaces to enhance our communities.

Our partnerships in action

World Environment Day

In celebration of World Environment Day, PPG’s manufacturing facilities in Wuhu, Tianjin and Zhangjiagang encouraged local students to protect the environment through a series of dynamic events that included tours of PPG facilities, eco classroom lectures, and discussions on sustainability.



Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

PPG continues an ongoing relationship with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, a popular destination for families to learn and explore. We provide PPG products for exhibits and classrooms throughout the zoo where guests can create positive and lasting connections to the natural world. We also support research and conservation efforts around the world, such as the Sea Turtle Second Chance Program.



Junior Acheivement

PPG and Junior Achievement partner on programs around the world to teach students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness. We use experiential, hands-on activities to better emphasize lessons such as “Our Planet, Our Home,” which educated students in SumarĂ©, Brazil, about the importance of sustainable development and responsible consumption.
 

Food Bank Support

PPG is a proud partner of local food banks in its communities around the world, providing essential support to help eliminate hunger and distribute food to people in need.