Our architectural coatings not only provide colour, but also offer protection for peoples’ and working environments. Over the last years, we have supported numerous environmental and social activity projects.
Placed under the auspice of the FFB (French Federation of the Building) Nord-Pas-de-Calais, VILLAVENIR is a novelty project where, for the first time in France, the trade professions are united to develop six different concept houses that are environment-friendly and that use innovative techniques. These new houses will be made from wood, concrete and steel. PPG has decided to involve itself in this project with the innovative brands Seigneurie for External Insulation System, Peintures Gauthier for interior wall painting and Absolu System for the tinting system of interior wall painting. The project, with the State Minister as chairman, has been awarded the LCB (Low Consumption Building) label. VILLAVENIR is also a “large scale” economical and social platform that will enable the creation of new jobs and continuous training in new areas.
Unique in France, Contrat Vert® is the free paint waste collection service, 100% pro and complying with legislation. From 1 April 2009, the Comptoir Seigneurie Gauthier network is introducing Contrat Vert®, which will enable the customers to use a permanent and free service to recycle our brand paint waste. In keeping with this concept, the painters (from 0 to 20 employees) will be given “waste credits” that can be used at any time, each time they buy Seigneurie, Peintures Gauthier and Freitag paints. Each time they visit the Comptoir Seigneurie Gauthier, they will be able to arrange for their paint waste of the above brands to be collected, by filling in a Waste Collection Slip.
As part of this optimised service, Comptoir Seigneurie Gauthier collects the waste, takes care of the elimination process, and supplies an official legal Certificate to prove destruction procedures. We partner with a certified orgasnisation specialised in destroying and recycling paint waste. They hold three certificates: ISO 9001 Quality Version 2000, ISO 14001-2004 Environment and OHSAS 18001 Safety: a comprehensive guarantee of traceability in treating the paints is ensured.
Contrat Vert® is an unprecedented mechanism that is an effective way to respect and protect the environment.
The Comptoir Seigneurie Gauthier, integrated distribution network of PPG Architectural Coatings France, has a partnership since 2006 with the Association « Les Enfants de la Terre ».
This association founded by the famous french tennisman Yannick Noah and his mother, is bent on welcoming and helping children who have family, social or medical issues in what is named “ Maison Tendresse”. In these houses children can keep hope alive, find help, comfort and live in a warm mood.
In 2008, PPG renewed his involvement to this non-profit-making association in favour of these children who need to be helping. After a first success with the renovating of Castets house (South of France) in 2006, the Group had decided to rehabilitate the 600m² of the inner surface of the Maison Tendresse of Mittainville (Ile de France). Four technician employees of PPG and one workings chief have contributed to the achievement of this plan.
This partnership with “Les Enfants de la Terre” is in line with Human and Environmental PPG’s preoccupations. The aim of Mittainville’s house was to cheer up of the children but also to brighten up the house’s walls.
The colours survey carried out by PPG has given importance to bright, warm and fashion colours. All the coatings used for these workings were certified NF Environment and Eco-label. So now, children can live in a house which respect their environment and themselves.
In September 2008, the inauguration was celebrated under the sign of bounty and sharing with the children, their godmother, Marie-Claire Noah and PPG’s staff members. For 2009, PPG has already decided to restore the inner surface of the Castets’ house to change it in a vacancies house for children.
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