PPG, PPG Foundation Invested More than $9 Million in Communities Worldwide in 2018
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 18, 2019--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that PPG and the PPG Foundation invested more than $9 million in communities worldwide in 2018. The funds, which support community sustainability and educational programming, will positively impact hundreds of community organizations in 28 countries where PPG employees live, work and play.
“Since PPG’s founding more than 135 years ago, we have been committed to giving back to the communities where the company has a presence,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. “We are truly grateful to our community partners and employees around the globe who are the driving force behind PPG’s community engagement efforts. We look forward to maintaining the positive momentum we have built for years to come.”
A selection of the grant recipients and funding purposes includes:
In addition, PPG reached a milestone in 2018 by completing more than 200 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ projects since the program’s inception in 2015. With nearly 22,000 gallons of paint and more than 74,000 hours volunteered by more than 11,000 employee and community volunteers, PPG has brought color and brightness to more than 5.2 million people in 30 countries through the transformation of community assets.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world, PPG Science Pavilion, and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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