Company reports sustainability progress against 2020 goals
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #CSR–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it achieved its goals to reduce
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste four years ahead of its 2020
target. The company made the announcement as it released its 2016
Corporate Sustainability Report, which details PPG’s progress toward
achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.
GHG emissions intensity at the company in 2016 dropped 29 percent from
the 2012 baseline, while total waste disposal intensity declined 11
percent during the same period. PPG initiated a number of process
improvements to achieve the goals. The company also continued the
transformation of its business portfolio to focus on paint, coatings and
specialty materials. In 2016, PPG’s strategic actions included the sales
of its flat glass and European fiber glass businesses, and the sale of
its ownership interest in two Asian fiber glass joint ventures.
“PPG made important progress in 2016 in reducing emissions, waste and
energy use as we continue our focus on sustainable operations,” said
Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president of environment, health and safety.
“Our sustainability goals provide a steady foundation for driving
continuous improvement, and we continue to evaluate our 2020 goals to
ensure they represent the challenges and opportunities of our current
operations and product portfolio.”
In addition to its reductions in GHG emissions and waste disposal, the
company achieved the following in 2016:
31 percent of sales from sustainable products, an increase of 55
percent since 2012;
- 36 percent decline in energy intensity since 2012;
- 11 percent improvement in the spills-and-releases rate;
0.31 injury-and-illness rate, which remained the lowest in the
Wellness programs implemented at 73 percent of reporting locations
with 50 or more employees;
- PPG Community Engagement Framework implemented at 70 percent of sites;
- Nearly $9.8 million in charitable contributions; and
More than 40 COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ projects completed around the world, for a total of
nearly 60 projects completed since the program was launched in May
Full details on PPG’s goals and 2016 results are available in the 2016
Corporate Sustainability Report.
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forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.
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