The success of our company is tied to our people. We are committed to ensuring they are safe, healthy, engaged and valued for the diverse talents they bring to PPG and are also offered development and advancement opportunities so they are equipped to make meaningful contributions, be successful, and achieve their full potential. By fostering inclusiveness, welcoming diverse perspectives and empowering our people, PPG becomes more innovative, productive and competitive.
Our injury and illness rate remained the lowest in our history during 2016, and 73 percent of our reporting locations with 50 or more employees had a wellness program.
We again conducted our “Your Say” employee survey, with 89 percent of our global workforce participating. We also developed an online training module on engagement for our supervisors that was launched in early 2016.
Our numerous diversity councils continued to make our workplaces more diverse and inclusive. We also continued the global rollout of our online Diversity & Inclusion training module, with more than 13,800 employees completing the training by the end of 2016.
In 2016, we refocused our efforts on accelerating employee development to keep the leadership pipeline as active and up-to-date as possible. We benchmarked against the best to confirm that our learning and development strategy and focus were appropriate for our needs and delivering what we require in the future.