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As a leading provider of paints, coatings and specialty materials, PPG is committed to sustainability by operating with integrity, working safely, respecting the contributions of our people, preserving the environment and supporting the communities where we operate.

Our mission of protecting and beautifying the world, and our culture of continuous improvement, are central to our sustainability promise. Whether it is introducing sustainability-advantaged products, increasing the efficiency of our operations or our customers’ operations, our efforts extend to many areas that affect sustainability performance.

We’re proud of the overall sustainability progress our company has achieved and we encourage you to learn more about our efforts and read our most recent annual report by visiting our corporate sustainability website.  

It’s our mission to operate with integrity, work safely, protect the environment for current and future generations, create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, and engage and support the communities where we operate.

To further this promise, in 2022 we announced our commitment to set near-term emission reduction targets in line with climate science through the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), which is an organization that helps companies define their decarbonization strategy and reduce the impacts of climate change. 

As testament to our sustainability efforts, PPG has a Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis, a leading provider of business sustainability ratings that many of our customers value. This ranking places PPG among top 8% of companies evaluated.

To support our customers’ sustainability needs, we introduced our PPG TESLIN® Bio substrate in 2011.  Tested to ASTM D5511 for biodegradation, substantially all of Teslin Bio substrate will ultimately biodegrade into microbe-consumable particles and other naturally occurring substances. The material breaks down only when placed in an anaerobic (no oxygen, i.e. landfill) environment containing microbes that “eat” polymers.  Studies have shown up to 7.8% degradation over 74 days with continued breakdown expected, but it isn’t known if the rate of degradation for the portion of Teslin Bio substrate that will degrade naturally will remain constant over time.