Wednesday, August 4, 2021

PPG Recognized For Environmental, Social And Governance Practices; 2020 Sustainability Report

On August 3, Pittsburgh-based
PPG announced it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year. The index measures the performance of companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

“Our unwavering commitment to developing and delivering the paints and coatings that will create solutions today for a more sustainable tomorrow is backed by key ESG priority areas, including operating with integrity, preserving and protecting the environment and communities in which we operate, developing PPG people, and ensuring that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our diverse global customer base,” said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, global sustainability. “Against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic, our inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index underscores our commitment to be an ESG leader in the paints, coatings and specialty materials industry.”

Released in April 2021, PPG’s 2020 Sustainability Report highlights the company’s progress in achieving its 2025 sustainability goals and progress in key ESG areas. Highlights include:

-- 35 percent of sales from sustainably advantaged products and processes, including the launch of antibacterial and antiviral products, toward the goal of 40 percent by 2025;

-- 35 percent of manufacturing and research and development locations with zero process waste to landfill;

-- 34 percent reduction in waste disposal intensity from the 2017 baseline – above the 25 percent goal by 2025;

-- 15 percent reduction in water intensity from the 2017 baseline toward the goal of 20 percent by 2025;

-- 33 percent reduction in the spill and release rate from the 2017 baseline; and

-- 24 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2017.

To learn more about PPG’s sustainability efforts and progress, visit PPG’s Sustainability webpage.

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[Posted: August 4, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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