PPG Issues 2009 Update to Corporate Sustainability
April 27, 2010
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries issued a 2009 update to its corporate
sustainability report. The update is a supplement to the full 2008
report, the company's first, which gives an overview of PPG's status
and progress throughout the past year on economic, environmental,
safety and social-involvement initiatives.
"The difficult economic conditions of 2009 did not detract
from or deter our efforts toward driving the concepts of sustainability
throughout everything we do at PPG," says Charles E. Bunch,
chair and chief executive officer. "Over the course of our
more than 125-year history, PPG has grown and thrived by making
sound business decisions, and we are no stranger to the concepts
of sustainable business practices. We hope that our sustainability
reports and updates encourage our stakeholders to engage in a dialogue
with our company that results in improved performance and greater
The company says the report meets Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
G3 Application Level C requirements. The update reflects new activities
and information for 2009 regarding the company's recent business
performance, environmental metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions
and energy use, safety statistics, and information on the company's
philanthropic activities. It is designed to be read in conjunction
with the original report.
According to the company, the update highlights several sustainable
products its performance glazings business launched in 2009.
PPG plans to issue another full sustainability report in 2010.
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