PPG Reports Solid Progress Against 2030 Sustainability Targets

PPG says it has made strong progress against its near-term 2030 environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets, including increasing sales from sustainably advantaged solutions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout its own operations and the value chain.

“Focusing on sustainability in its broadest sense is core to PPG’s purpose to protect and beautify the world,” said Diane Kappas, Vice President Global Sustainability at PPG. “We know that our commitments positively impact the environment, our customers and ultimately support PPG’s long-term growth. Our 2030 goals are pushing us into new areas, and we’re proud to demonstrate our global leadership in this space.”

Key highlights from the 2023 ESG Report include:

  • 44 per cent of sales from sustainably advantaged products, such as low-carbon, bio-based paints in PPG’s decorative Seigneurie Pantex and Guittet Odyssee brands. The company said these products provide mass-market access to sustainably advantaged paint without compromising affordability or performance
  • 10 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within the company’s own operations (scope 1 and 2)
  • 12 per cent reduction in value chain (scope 3) emissions across purchased goods and services, customer processing of sold products and end-of-life treatment of sold products
  • 45 per cent of process waste reused, recycled or recovered
  • 13 per cent reduction in water intensity in water-stressed areas
  • 97 per cent of key suppliers assessed against sustainability and social responsibility criteria
  • US$13.1 million invested in the Colorful Communities initiative since 2015
  • On track to meet or exceed the majority of 2025 aspirational goals for diversity, equity and inclusion