In 2014, employees at PPG’s Shared Service Center in Brno, Czech Republic brought renewal to their community, through the power of color. PPG employees partnered with a local firm to coordinate activities with businesses and government officials in Brno for ‘Colour Your City’ day. More than 200 employees participated in the event. They spent the day passing out flowers, painting walls, planting flowers in the city and sending packages to children in orphanages, all culminating in a flash mob as a grand finale.
Through a variety of efforts such as ‘Colour Your City,’ PPG seeks to enhance the quality of life wherever the company has a presence in the world by means of grantmaking and community involvement. PPG supports projects such as ‘Colour Your City’ that reflect the interests and values of the company and its employees. The company assesses its impact on communities, as well as the needs PPG can help meet. In addition, PPG encourages employees’ volunteerism, including executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations, with the goal of implementing community engagement requirements globally. In 2014, PPG’s global charitable contributions totaled $5.7 million.