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2021 ESG Report

ESG Report

ESG Report

Strategic Milestones

Acquisitions, achievements, appointments, innovations and investments in 2021


January 13

January 13

Established the Traffic Solutions business unit following the company's December 2020 acquisition of Ennis-Flint.

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February 1

February 1

PPG and the PPG Foundation announced a commitment to invest $20 million by 2025 to advance racial equity in the U.S. by funding educational pathways for Black communities and people of color.

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February 18

February 18

Michael Nally, chief executive officer, Generate Biomedicines, Inc. and CEO-partner, Flagship Pioneering, and Guillermo Novo, chairman and chief executive officer, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., were elected to join the PPG Board of Directors.

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February 22

February 22

Acquired VersaFlex, which specializes in polyurea, epoxy and polyurethane coatings for water and wastewater infrastructure, flooring, transportation infrastructure and industrial applications.

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April 19

April 19

Acquired Cetelon Lackfabrik GmbH, a manufacturer of coatings for automotive and light truck wheel applications.

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April 22

April 22

Achieved a Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility from ECOVADIS, a leading provider of business sustainability ratings.

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May 13

May 13

Completed a $13 million investment in the Jiading, China paint and coatings facility, including eight new powder coating production lines and an expanded Powder Coatings Technology Center that will further enhance PPG’s research and development capabilities.

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May 17

May 17

Acquired Wörwag, a global manufacturer of coatings for industrial and automotive applications.

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May 24

May 24

Announced Diane Kappas PPG vice president, global sustainability, effective July 1, 2021.

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June 10

June 10

Acquired Tikkurila, a leading producer and distributor of decorative paint and coatings.

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July 22

July 22

In partnership with Universal Display Corporation, announced a multi-million-euro capital investment that is expected to create up to 100 high-tech jobs at a new Shannon manufacturing site.

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August 2

August 2

Completed a $15 million investment at PPG's Sylmar, California manufacturing facility to expand the development and production of aircraft transparency technologies for military aviation programs.

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August 3

August 3

For the third consecutive year, PPG was named to the FTSE4Good Index Series, which measures the performance of companies' environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

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August 10

August 10

Named one of the "Best Employers for Women 2021" by Forbes magazine, making PPG the top paints, coatings, and chemicals manufacturer included on the list.

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October 5

October 5

Received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for PPG Copper Armor paint, an innovative interior coating that uses Corning® Guardiant® copper technology to continuously kill viruses and bacteria including Staph, MRSA, E Coli and Sars CoV-2 on the painted surface within 2 hours of exposure for up to 5 years.

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October 12

October 12

Announced an agreement with Constellation, a leading competitive energy and energy solutions provider, in which PPG will power its Carrollton, Texas, paint manufacturing facility with clean, renewable energy.

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November 3

November 3

Announced the opening of PPG's Packaging Coatings Innovation Centre, Europe in Bodelshausen, Germany.

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December 1

December 1

Announced the start-up of expanded automotive OEM clearcoat production at PPG's facility in Erlenbach, Germany, which uses advanced manufacturing technology to improve operational efficiency, sustainability and flexibility compared to conventional processes.

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December 7

December 7

Named to Newsweek magazine's 2022 America's Most Responsible Companies list for the second consecutive year.

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December 15

December 15

Announced Tim Knavish PPG chief operating officer, effective March 1, 2022.

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