2018 Progress

Our sustainability goals serve as a guide for our businesses and locations to embed sustainability into their day-to-day operations and measure their progress.

Originally developed in 2012, these goals focus on key sustainability challenges. In 2017, we undertook a major review of our goals to ensure they represent the challenges and opportunities of our current business portfolio. We also needed to reset goals that we had achieved earlier than anticipated. The outcome of this effort was a new set of goals for 2018 and beyond.

Here is a summary of our progress through 2018.

Goal 2018 Progress
40 percent of sales from products and processes that have improved sustainability over products being replaced by 2025. 32 percent
25 percent reduction in total waste disposal intensity by 2025 from a 2017 baseline. 5.6 percent reduction from 2017
Achieve zero landfill status from process waste at 35 percent of PPG manufacturing and research and development locations by 2025. 29 percent of locations achieved zero landfill status
Reduce energy consumption intensity by 15 percent by 2025 from a 2017 baseline. 2.2 percent reduction from 2017
Increase renewable energy to 25 percent of total electricity usage exclusive of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2025. 16.3 percent renewable energy
Reduce GHG emissions intensity by 15 percent measured in total tons discharged by 2025 from a 2017 baseline. 4.3 percent reduction from 2017
On our path to eliminating spills, ensure that we achieve at least a 65 percent improvement in our spills and releases rate by 2025 from a 2017 baseline. 28.3 percent improvement from 2017
20 percent reduction in water intensity by 2025 from a 2017 baseline. 7.3 percent reduction from 2017
Zero injuries. On our path to zero injuries, ensure that we achieve an improvement of at least 5 percent per year in our injury and illness rate. Rate of 0.26 was 10.3 percent below the 2017 rate
Active wellness programs at 100 percent of PPG facilities globally by 2025. 58 percent of our locations with 50 or more employees had a wellness program in 2018
Implement the community engagement framework globally by 2025. 70 percent of our facilities met the framework requirements in 2018
Invest at least $10 million by 2025 through the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® initiative. $3.7 million invested through 2018
Eliminate lead from remaining non-consumer coatings formulations by 2020. By the end of 2018, eliminated 91 percent of the remaining non-consumer products