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PPG highlights achievements in its 2020 Sustainability Report
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:21.Apr.2021

PPG has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting its strong and continued progress against key environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas. The report is available at the company's official website.

 

“Our unwavering commitment to ‘protect and beautify the world’ guides our more than 46,000 employees to further advance our sustainability progress each day,” said Michael H. McGarry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PPG.


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PPG is a developer of the paints, coatings and materials.


Throughout last year, PPG improved the sustainability of its products, processes and operations, decreasing its overall global environmental footprint. Achievements included:

 

  • 35% of sales from sustainably advantaged products and processes, including the launch of antibacterial and antiviral products, against the goal of 40% by 2025

  • 35% of manufacturing and research and development locations with zero process waste to landfill

  • 34% reduction in waste disposal intensity from the 2017 baseline – above the 25% goal by 2025

  • 15% reduction in water intensity from the 2017 baseline against the goal of 20% by 2025

  • 33% reduction in the spills and releases rate from the 2017 baseline

  • 24% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2017

 

PPG people also supported the essential needs of communities around the world, implemented a thorough COVID-19 response plan to protect employees and serve customers in new ways, and took action to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) progress. Actions included:

 

  • Committing US$20 million from 2020-2025 to further social justice and educational opportunities in underrepresented communities

  • Investing US$4.5 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts, including the donation of 80,000 masks to hospitals

  • Growing and strengthening the company’s focus on DE&I by identifying and taking action on a series of commitments

 

New or expanded sections of the report include cyber security and data privacy, COVID-19 response, supplier sustainability, climate-related risks, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

PPG’s 2020 reporting disclosures also align with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards for the chemical industry as well as the Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI).

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