Sustainability

 

Delivering lasting value for our customers


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.  

As testament to our sustainability efforts, PPG earned 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 five percent 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 8.5% degradation over 74 days with continued break down expected, but it isn’t known if the rate of degradation will remain constant over time.

 
 
 
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