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PPG launches mobile website for MASTER’S MARK brand
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings business in China recently launched a mobile website on the WeChat public platform for the MASTER’S MARK® paint brand. The official brand account for the popular social media tool in China is the first mobile website PPG has launched on Chinese social media.
PPG Architectural Coatings in China is dedicated to developing the official account on WeChat for the Master’s Mark brand into a service platform for home decoration and living information. The newly launched site consists of four sections – “Product Center,” “Paint Service,” “Paint Calculator” and “Master’s Video” – offering instant information search and smooth browsing capabilities for numerous mobile-device-using consumers.
Employees run the good race in Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
Employees from PPG’s office in Hong Kong, China, were among the 73,000 local and international runners competing in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2015 – and supporting "green culture" along the way.
Organizers of the city’s largest participatory annual sporting event have been taking measures for the last several years to promote an environmentally friendly race.
"Participating in this race is a great opportunity for PPG employees to support the culture of health and sustainability that is so much a part of our company," said Wallace Chan, who ran the half-marathon. "We hope that each year more and more employees join us in doing so."
The marathon has been held in Hong Kong for 19 years. This is PPG’s fifth year of participation.
PPG supports 2015 Beautiful China Environment Forum as exclusive chief sponsor
On January 12, 2015, PPG China signed an agreement with the event organizer Beijing Zegui Culture and Media Co., Ltd., under the China Enterprise Evaluation Association, to support the Beautiful China Environment Forum as the chief sponsor. Cathy Yan attended the ceremony and signed the agreement on behalf of PPG.
The Beautiful China Environment Forum was initiated by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and co-organized with the Ministry of China Environment Protection, China journalist association, China Forum of environmental journalism, CSR net, Xinhua net – charity channel, Sina Finance and Tencent Finance.
PPG awards RMB 330,000 in scholarships to students from 10 Chinese universities in 2014
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) recently staged awarding ceremonies for its 2014 China Scholarship Program at 10 Chinese universities. PPG has sponsored scholarships for Chinese students each year since 2003. This year, the total scholarship amount reaches RMB 330,000.
Administered by the PPG Global Charitable Contributions Program, PPG’s China scholarship program recognizes high-achieving students in chemistry-related disciplines and helps them realize academic goals. To date, the program has awarded more than 800 scholarships to Chinese students.
Photos: Students from Nankai University (top) and Tianjin University (bottom.)