PPG earns China CSR Award for second consecutive year

Also honored with prize for Multinational Corporation’s Contribution to China

Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, government affairs and business development, Asia/Pacific, holds a certificate recognizing PPG's corporate social responsibility in China.
BEIJING, July 4, 2011 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) recently attended the 2011 China Social Responsibility Annual Forum in Beijing and came away with the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award - Special Prize for the second consecutive year, as well as the Multinational Corporation’s Contribution to China - Special Prize.

“PPG has long viewed sustainable development and corporate social responsibility as priorities, which corresponds well with the theme of this annual forum,” said Ms. Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, government affairs and business development, Asia/Pacific. “Our company believes that enterprises must integrate social responsibility into their growth strategies in order to put both society and the economy on a fast track.”

Yan said that recognition of the needs and concerns of society is a key corporate value of PPG and that, in recent years, the company has actively supported various charitable efforts in China. In 2009, PPG helped to construct 50 “PPG Care Libraries” in earthquake-stricken Zitong County, Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Since 2007, PPG has donated “green” coatings to organizations such as the Tianjin Institute of Children’s Welfare, the Second Welfare Home in Wuhu, Anhui Province, and Tianjin First Apartment for the Aging. In addition, PPG employees donated clothing and supplies to children in earthquake-stricken Yushu, Qinghai Province, and to schools in poverty-afflicted areas of Yunnan Province.

Previously, PPG was recognized among the 2008 Excellent Cases of Multinational Corporations Fulfilling Social Responsibility, it won an award for Multinational Corporation’s Contribution to China’s 30 Years of Reform and Opening-up, and it earned the 2009 Award for Multinational Corporation’s Contribution to China as well as the 2010 China Energy Conservation Award and the 2010 CSR Award - Special Prize.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Hunter Lee
PPG China
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