The plant was recognized for its environmental-management record and a commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance. The Environmental Performance Track program is a public/private partnership designed to encourage environmental excellence. The program involves communities in environmental-protection efforts and focuses on measurable results.
Valspar's Pittsburgh plant has received several honors in recent years, including the National Paint & Coatings Association's Pollution Prevention Award and the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. The plant also has been admitted to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program at the star level.