PPG (NYSE:PPG) and the PPG Foundation today announced an investment of $13 million in 2020 to address the needs of local communities in the U.S. and internationally. The funding supported initiatives focused on education, COVID-19 relief, social justice and employee engagement.
"As the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, economic hardships and other challenges throughout 2020, our company's purpose to ?protect and beautify the world' guided our actions in serving our local communities and neighbors," said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.
Highlights of 2020 community engagement commitments by PPG and the PPG Foundation include:
PPG's global COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2020 and marked the completion of 330 projects. Since the program's inception, more than 17,400 employee and community volunteers have brought color and brightness to community assets in 42 countries, impacting more than 6.7 million people.
Despite a reduced number of Colorful Communities projects in 2020 due to the global pandemic, PPG-sponsored research revealed color can improve classroom experiences for teachers and students. The research provided inspiration for a variety of Colorful Communities projects completed under health and safety guidelines in 2020, including:
As various parts of the world faced natural disasters or unforeseen hardships in 2020, PPG and the PPG Foundation also established and supported community rebuilding programs. The response to impacted communities included partnerships with the United Way of Southwestern Louisiana ? Hurricane Laura Fund for emergency hurricane recovery programs and the Australian Red Cross following the catastrophic brushfires.
"While our Colorful Communities projects and global charitable giving may have looked different than in past years due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, our funding resources and the efforts of our committed employee volunteers continued to brighten schools and communities, spark passion for science and help those facing hardships," said Dunn. "At a time when so much has changed, we remained focused on creating happier, healthier, more united communities and supporting our most vulnerable neighbors."
EDITOR'S NOTE: For additional information regarding community engagement efforts by PPG and the PPG Foundation in 2020, visit our online newsroom at news.ppg.com/2020communityengagement.
PPG's global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 30 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today's skilled workforce and develop tomorrow's innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at communities.ppg.com.
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $13.8 billion in 2020. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and Colorful Communities and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
*According to Feeding America, every $1 dollar donated is approximately the equivalent of 10 meals.
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