PPG has been placed on Newsweek magazine’s America’s Most Responsible Companies list for the third consecutive year. The list recognizes the 500 most responsible companies in the United States, across 14 different industry subcategories.
“PPG’s inclusion in the Newsweek ranking underscores our commitment to operating a sustainable business,” said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, global sustainability. “Our commitment to the Science Based Target initiative will be the driving force behind our decarbonization strategy, and we look forward to announcing new 2030 goals that will continue to guide PPG on this journey.”
The America's Most Responsible Companies 2023 were selected based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from CSR and Sustainability reports. The key performance indicators focused on company performance across all three areas of ESG. Additionally, an independent survey was conducted to evaluate companies' reputations by asking U.S. citizens about their perception of company activities related to corporate social responsibility. PPG ranked No. 16 in the Materials and Chemicals category and No. 114 on the overall list.
In May 2022, the company released its 2021 ESG Report, which highlights progress toward achieving its goals in key areas. Highlights include:
- 38% of sales from sustainably advantaged products, against the goal of 40% by 2025;
- 24% of electricity usage from renewable energy sources, against the goal of 25% by 2025;
- 40% of manufacturing and research and development facilities with zero process waste to landfill, above the goal of 35% by 2025;
- Investment of more than $8.7 million between 2015 and 2021 in PPG’s global COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® initiative;
- Commitment to setting near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science through the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi);
- Launch of sustainable solutions to support customers’ ambitions, including PPG INNOVEL® PRO non-bisphenol internal can coating and PPG THERMODROP® road marking paint.
PPG’s efforts focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) include:
- Publishing the first PPG DE&I Report, containing newly disclosed employee representation data and DE&I commitments;
- Growing eight global ERNs to include more than 7,000 employee members, across more than 60 countries;
- Investing $7.4 million through 2021 to advance racial equity in the United States by funding educational pathways for Black communities and people of color.
For more information, visit: sustainability.ppg.com.
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