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2021 ESG Report

ESG Report

ESG Report

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Index

Information pertaining to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board standards for the chemical industry


This index provides the location of PPG information pertaining to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board standards for the chemical industry.

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Topic Accounting Metric Category Code Location

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gross global Scope 1 emissions, percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations

Quantitative

RT-CH-110a.1

Emissions

Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets and an analysis of performance against those targets

Discussion and Analysis

RT-CH-110a.2

Emissions

Air Quality

Air emissions of the following pollutants: (1) NOX (excluding N2O), (2) SOX, (3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and (4) hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)

Quantitative

RT-CH-120a.1

Emissions

Energy Management

(1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable, (4) total self-generated energy

Quantitative

RT-CH-130a.1

Energy

Water Management

(1) Total water withdrawn, (2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with high or extremely high baseline water stress

Quantitative

RT-CH-140a.1

Water

Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with water quality permits, standards and regulations

Quantitative

RT-CH-140a.2

Water

Description of water management risks and discussion of strategies and practices to mitigate those risks

Discussion and Analysis

RT-CH-140a.3

Water

Hazardous Waste Management

Amount of hazardous waste generated, percentage recycled

Quantitative

RT-CH-150a.1

Water

Community Relations

Discussion of engagement processes to manage risks and opportunities associated with community interests

Discussion and Analysis

RT-CH-210a.1

Community Engagement Framework

Workforce Health & Safety

(1) Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and (2) fatality rate for (a) direct employees and (b) contract employees

Quantitative

RT-CH-320a.1

Safety and Health

Description of efforts to assess, monitor and reduce exposure of employees and contract workers to long-term (chronic) health risks

Discussion and Analysis

RT-CH-320a.2

Safety and Health

Product Design for Use-phase Efficiency

Revenue from products designed for use-phase resource efficiency

Quantitative

RT-CH-410a.1

5.2% of our 2021 product sales represents revenue from use-phase efficiency.
Sustainably Advantaged Products

Safety & Environmental Stewardship of Chemicals

(1) Percentage of products that contain Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Category 1 and 2 Health and Environmental Hazardous

Quantitative

RT-CH-410b.1

Product Stewardship

Substances, (2) percentage of such products that have undergone a hazard assessment

Discussion of strategy to (1) manage chemicals of concern and (2) develop alternatives with reduced human and/or environmental impact

Discussion and Analysis

RT-CH-410b.2

Product Stewardship

Genetically Modified Organisms

Percentage of products by revenue that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Quantitative

RT-CH-410c.1

Not applicable to PPG products.

Management of the Legal & Regulatory Environment

Discussion of corporate positions related to government regulations and/or policy proposals that address environmental and social factors affecting the industry

Discussion and
Analysis

RT-CH-530a.1

As a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, we operate in a business environment that includes risks.

To identify these risks, we annually employ an enterprise risk assessment framework that involves PPG executives and Board members to prioritize the risks based on magnitude and likelihood of occurrence. Management is responsible for the development and execution of mitigation plans for key risks on a continuous basis.

2021 Form 10-K, Item 1A
2022 Proxy Statement (page 27)
Product Stewardship
Climate-Related Risks
Stakeholder Engagement
Government Affairs

Operational Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Response

Process safety incidents count (PSIC), process safety total incident rate (PSTIR) and process safety incident severity rate (PSISR)

Quantitative

RT-CH-540a.1

Safety and Health

Number of transport incidents

Quantitative

RT-CH-540a.2

Transportation

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