A more sustainable world starts with less plastic


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.

Our sustainability promise in action

To strengthen this commitment, in May 2023 we announced our 2030 sustainability targets, becoming the first U.S.-based coatings company to receive validation from the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), an organization that helps companies define their decarbonization strategy and reduce the impacts of climate change.

As further 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.

We're proud of the overall sustainability progress our company has achieved, and we encourage you to learn more about our efforts by visiting our corporate sustainability website.


Count on PPG TESLIN® substrate to support your sustainability efforts

Sustainable change can come from small steps. Our PPG TESLIN® substrate is one more PPG innovation that can help support our customers’ sustainability goals.

PPG Teslin substrate:

  • contains up to 60% less plastic compared to other similar synthetic substrate products (polyethylene terephthalate or PET, biaxially oriented polypropylene or BOPP). When comparing an A4 sized sheet of 7 mil Teslin substrate versus a 4 mil PET film, this saves up to 4.5 metric tonnes of plastic entering the economy and waste streams and translates into 15 metric tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions, per one million A4 sizes sheets.
  • is a polymer-based film and unlike pulp-based paper it does not include any forestry products.
  • does not include any toxic ingredients as defined under Reach, RoHS or Prop 65.
  • does not contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — sometimes called ‘forever chemicals' because they don't break down easily and can stay in the environment and in the human body for a long time and have the potential to be a health concern.
  • can be safely disposed at the end of its useful life.

Additionally, our portfolio includes PPG Teslin Bio substrate. 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.