PPG: We protect and beautify the world
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Our Focus

Employee Engagement

With more than 47,000 employees across 70 countries, we have an opportunity to make many positive impacts in the places we call home, and we empower our employees to lead the way.

Our employees are inspired by a student’s joyful smile when completing a fun new science experiment. By the peace in a mother’s eyes at a newly renovated and colorful maternity ward. And by children’s laughter at a brightly painted playground. All around the world, PPG employees are bringing color and brightness to their neighborhoods. And when they dedicate their money, their expertise and their time to building better communities, we commit with them through a series of employee programs:
COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® Initiative: In the hands of volunteers, PPG paint can make life-changing differences. That’s why thousands of employees are protecting and beautifying special places in their lives through this program, which combines volunteer power with our products to brighten and transform neighborhoods. From identifying project sites, recruiting volunteers and selecting the paints and colors used in each project, PPG employees power each initiative from start to finish. Learn more.

Matching Gifts: When our employees in the U.S. and Canada make a personal financial contribution to the local organizations and causes they care about, the PPG Foundation doubles the impact. Dollar-for-dollar, we match personal donations to eligible nonprofit organizations to make every contribution go further.

GIVE Program: The PPG Foundation backs the commitments of our employees who volunteer their time or serve on boards with $500 grants to eligible community organizations that are personally important to our employees in the U.S. and Canada.

Charity Partner: Employees at each PPG EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) site are encouraged to identify and rally around an annual charitable organization partner through a variety of fundraising efforts from bake sales to raffles and volunteering. PPG provides matching funds in recognition of employees’ collective efforts.

Volunteer Time Off (VTO): Each year, eligible employees in the U.S. are offered eight hours of paid time off to get out of the office and into their communities to contribute to causes they care about.

Volunteer Teams: Employees across our global sites are encouraged to identify needs in their local communities and join together to create and mobilize volunteer teams to address them. From mentoring students to collecting personal items for families impacted by natural disasters to painting the home of a local veteran, every day PPG employees are out making a difference, together.

PPG Employees Unite with Charity Partners Across
EMEA for #GivingTuesday

PPG employees in Gonfreville, France, sought out to make the dreams of terminally ill children come true. Partnering with charitable organization REVES, they organized a toy and book sale to bring a dream to life.

This is just one of the several initiatives organized by PPG employees across eight EMEA countries as part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. By creating unique ways to lend their volunteer and financial support to organizations in their hometowns, together they raised $4,000 for a variety of impactful local charitable organizations which was matched by PPG.

Learn more.