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PPG Earns High Marks on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

January 23, 2020 GMT

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2020--

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the company earned a 90% score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking assessment and report on corporate policies and practices involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

Created by the HRC in 2002, the CEI is regarded as the leading benchmark for corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ employees and their families, as well as workplace inclusion. The index examines LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. PPG has been listed on the index for 17 years.

“PPG fundamentally believes that a culturally diverse workforce spurs innovation and that unique perspectives help propel PPG forward in today’s global economy,” said Anne Foulkes, PPG senior vice president and general counsel, and chair of PPG’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council. “We are exceedingly proud to celebrate and advocate for our diverse employees – today and every day – as we collectively work together to solve our customers’ challenges worldwide.”

The CEI evaluated and scored PPG in the following categories:

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization, working to achieve basic equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people – at work and in every community. For further information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.1 billion in 2019. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Corporate Communications

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