PPG Earns EcoVadis Gold Rating for Corporate Social Responsibility Progress

Prestigious ranking places PPG among top five percent of companies evaluated

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it earned a Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis, a leading provider of business sustainability ratings. PPG saw double-digit improvement compared to the prior year in the areas of environment, labor and human rights, and ethics, securing its position among the top five percent of companies evaluated.

EcoVadis experts evaluate company performance on 21 material issues that were grouped into four categories: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Each company is assessed in these areas as they pertain to their company’s size, location and industry.

“Corporate social responsibility remains a core focus for PPG,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president, environment, health and safety (EHS). “The EcoVadis Gold Rating represents PPG’s unwavering commitment to sustainable economic, social and environmental impact, and signifies an important milestone in our ongoing journey. We are encouraged by our improvement and look forward to reporting further progress on our 2025 sustainability goals.”

PPG continues to embed sustainable practices into its operations. Last year, the company introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and underscored its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The company’s full 2018 Sustainability Report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.

EcoVadis certifies companies’ commitment to sustainable development, specializing in the evaluation of suppliers for global supply chains. Its rating methodology is based on international sustainable development standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Global Compact and ISO26000. Learn more at www.ecovadis.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty 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 $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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