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PPG Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in strengthening operations and attaining its sustainability goals.

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Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in strengthening operations and attaining its sustainability goals.

“PPG’s sustainability efforts go beyond product innovations to extend to our customers’ operations and the communities in which we operate,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president, environment, health and safety. “We are encouraged by our progress in 2017 and excited about our new goals, which are representative of the challenges and opportunities of our current business portfolio.”

Broken down into Business, Environment, People, Community and Reporting, the Sustainability Report looks at all sectors of the company, and how it’s working to meet not only company-specific goals, but goals aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

A breakdown of PPG’s goals, its 2012 baseline and numbers representing 2017 is as follows:

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Other highlights from 2017 include:

  • 52 locations certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard for environmental management systems;
  • $10.5 million invested in hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries;
  • Implementation of employee wellness programs at 70 percent of locations with 50 or more employees; and
  • A 0.29 rate of injury and illness, a 6.5 percent reduction from 2016.

The company says its working on delivering sustainable products that are more durable, create less waste and, in turn, enhance the sustainability of the products to which they are applied.

Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry acknowledged that there is still work to be done.

“We have made significant progress in sustainability, but we remain focused on continuous improvement.”

   

Tagged categories: Green coatings; PPG; Sustainability

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