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PPG sites in Asia Pacific region celebrate Earth Hour 2016
SHANGHAI, May 4, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) employees in the Asia Pacific region organized a variety of events to celebrate Earth Hour 2016. Nearly 2,000 employees from 16 sites participated in PPG’s fifth consecutive celebration of the annual event.
Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is an annual global event that encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off nonessential lights for one hour on the last Saturday night of March as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. The movement unites people to protect the planet and to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world through a broad range of activities.
PPG employees of the company’s China headquarters and their families celebrate in Shanghai Century Park, where they participated in a cycling event.
PPG passive fire protection coatings lab awarded UL Witness Test Data Program certificate
KUNSHAN, China, April 28, 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organization, has awarded its passive fire protection (PFP) coatings lab in Kunshan, China, a certificate of participation in the UL Witness Test Data Program (WTDP). PPG is now the only coatings manufacturer in Asia Pacific certified to conduct fire-resistance testing compliant with UL1709 on furnaces in its own laboratory, under the supervision of UL personnel, as its physical resources, equipment and qualified personnel have been found equivalent to those of UL's laboratories.
Milton Chen (third from right), PPG general manager, protective and marine coatings, Greater China, received the UL WTDP certificate from Ben Miller (third from left), UL senior vice president and president, Commercial & Industrial business unit.
PPG reports sustainability progress, updates 2020 goals
PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2016 –PPG (NYSE:PPG) today released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.
In 2015, the company achieved its goal of sustainable products accounting for 30 percent of its sales five years ahead of schedule. It also met, in only three years, its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity and energy intensity by 1.5 percent each per year.
Because of these achievements and the transformation of PPG’s portfolio to primarily paint, coatings and materials, the company updated its goals to better represent the challenges and opportunities it currently faces.
“We are committed to inventing products and processes that provide environmental and other sustainability benefits,” said Jane Valenta, PPG vice president of environment, health and safety. “Confident in the abilities and dedication of our people, we have reset many of our goals to ensure we are constantly striving toward a more sustainable future.”
The company announced the following progress in 2015:
- Achieved 30 percent of sales from sustainable products, an increase of 50 percent since 2012.
- Reduced energy intensity 23 percent since 2012.
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity 17 percent since 2012.
- Reduced its injury and illness rate 26 percent since 2012.
- Implemented a wellness program at 71 percent of its facilities.
- Implemented its community engagement framework at 65 percent of its sites.
- Distributed $7.8 million in charitable contributions.
- Launched the 10-year, $10 million COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ global charitable initiative.
Full details on PPG’s new goals and 2015 results are available in the 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report.
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