GRI Index

GRI 102 General Disclosures 2016

Disclosure Description Location
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization PPG
102-2 Activities, brands, products and services Businesses
102-3 Location of headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
102-4 Location of operations Worldwide Operations
Facts about PPG
102-5 Ownership and legal form PPG is a publicly owned company, with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
102-6 Markets served Businesses
102-7 Scale of the organization Facts about PPG
102-8 Information on employees and other workers People Overview
Data by employment contract are not applicable since our employees work on a permanent basis.
102-9 Supply chain Supply Chain
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain 2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (pages 30-33)
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach PPG Global Code of Ethics
2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (page 15)
102-12 External initiatives Stakeholder Engagement
102-13 Membership of associations Stakeholder Engagement
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker To Our Shareholders
102-15 Key impacts, risks and opportunities Contained in various sections throughout the report.
2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (pages 15-18)
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior PPG Vision, Mission, Strategy and Values
Global Code of Ethics
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Global Code of Ethics
Governance
102-18 Governance structure Governance
Technology and Environment Committee
Sustainability Approach
102-19 Delegating authority PPG Corporate Governance Guidelines
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics Our Sustainability Committee establishes policies, programs and procedures and reports to the Technology and Environment Committee of our Board of Directors. Most Sustainability Committee members are officer-level employees.
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental and social topics Stakeholders and other interested parties may send communications to the board, the independent directors (individually or as a group) or the lead director in writing by sending them in care of our corporate secretary at PPG, Inc., One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272.
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Board of Directors
Governance
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Board of Directors
Michael H. McGarry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PPG. He serves as chair of our Executive Committee and is a member of our executive management team.
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Nominating and Governance Committee
102-25 Conflicts of interest Corporate Governance Guidelines
102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy Technology and Environment Committee
102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body Our Sustainability Committee’s work is reviewed by our Board of Director’s Technology and Environment Committee. The Sustainability Committee establishes policies, programs and procedures, including metrics, to help us better understand and address sustainability in our business practices in order to remain a leader in the business segments in which we participate.
102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance Corporate Governance Guidelines
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental and social impacts Technology and Environment Committee
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes Technology and Environment Committee
102-31 Review of economic, environmental and social topics 2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (pages 15-18)
102-32 Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting The sustainability report is reviewed by our Sustainability Committee.
102-33 Communicating critical concerns We have an open reporting environment and expect employees to raise any ethics- or compliance-related questions or concerns. We offer several reporting channels for employees to use, such as an anonymous Global Ethics Hotline that is available 24 hours every day. The phone numbers are also available on our internal and external Ethics websites so that anyone, including customers and suppliers, can report potential ethics violations by PPG employees and seek advice and assistance.

Employees are also offered other avenues to communicate their concerns or questions by contacting our “Ask the Experts” online resource, their supervisor, Human Resources representative and Chief Compliance Officer. All of these reporting channels are posted on the Ethics intranet.

Stakeholders and other interested parties may send communications to the Board, the independent directors (individually or as a group) or the Lead Director in writing by sending them in care of our corporate secretary at PPG, Inc., One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272.
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns We do not disclose specific information about the number and nature of items communicated to, and addressed by, our Board of Directors.
102-35 Remuneration policies PPG’s Directors receive an annual retainer, half of which is paid in cash on a quarterly basis and half of which is paid on the date of each annual meeting of shareholders in restricted stock units that vest on the day prior to the subsequent annual meeting of shareholders.

Annual incentive compensation of the company’s executives and senior managers is partially (30 percent) based on personal goals that tie to overall corporate business goals, with the remainder based on company and business financial performance. PPG does not require that its executives have personal goals linked to social or environmental performance, although some executives, by virtue of their responsibilities, may have goals related to those issues.
102-36 Process for determining remuneration 2018 Proxy Statement (page 22)
102-37 Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration 2018 Proxy Statement (page 22)
102-38 Annual total compensation ratio We report this information on a global basis.
2018 Proxy Statement (page 58)
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Engagement
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements About 33 percent of our total global workforce was covered by collective bargaining agreements in 2017.
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (page 46)
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Materiality
Reporting Overview
102-47 List of material topics Materiality
102-48 Restatements of information Indicated when necessary throughout the report.
102-49 Changes in reporting Indicated when necessary throughout the report.
102-50 Reporting period 2017
102-51 Date of most recent report 2016
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report We encourage stakeholder feedback to assess the usefulness of this report and to provide suggestions regarding the content of future reports.

To provide feedback or request additional information, contact PPG at One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15272, Attention: Corporate Communications.
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Reporting Overview
GRI Index
102-55 GRI content index GRI Index
102-56 External assurance Reporting Overview

Material Topics

Disclosure Description Location
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed 2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (pages 41-45)
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans 2017 Annual Report & Form 10K (page 34)
201-4 Financial assistance received from government Partnerships
GRI 302: Energy 2016
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Energy
302-3 Energy intensity Energy
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption. Energy
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Sustainable-Advantaged Products
GRI 303: Water 2016
303-1 Water withdrawal by source Water
Breakdown by source is not provided. There is no centralized repository for this information, and we do not anticipate creating one in the near future.
GRI 305: Emissions 2016
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Emissions
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Emissions
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Emissions
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Emissions
305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Emissions
305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX) and other significant air emissions Emissions
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016
306-2 Waste by type and disposal method Waste
306-3 Significant spills Waste
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016
403-2 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, absenteeism and number of work-related fatalities Health and Safety
Data on absenteeism and by gender, as well as some contractor data, are not provided. There is no centralized repository for this information, and we do not anticipate creating one in the near future.
GRI 413: Local Communities 2016
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs Community Engagement Strategy