The PPG Foundation has announced an initiative to support the Australian bushfire relief effort, starting with a donation of US$50,000 (A$72,432) to the Australian Red Cross. The company has also pledged to match employee donations up to US$25,000 (A$36,193), making a total contribution of US$75,000 ($108,625).
PPG employees in Australia are working with retail partners to establish and support a long-term community rebuilding program for affected areas, while also hosting additional fundraisers at various PPG sites. In Australia, PPG has nearly 1000 employees working across two manufacturing sites, five sales offices, 12 automotive refinish branches and 49 paint store locations. Several local employees are volunteering in the firefighting efforts and PPG is providing paid time off for their services.
“Our thoughts are with our Australian colleagues and all of the people and wildlife of Australia as they face the devastating bushfires,” said Malesia Dunn, Executive Director, PPG Foundation, Global Corporate Social Responsibility. “We truly are one, global PPG community and lend our support through these relief efforts.”