Environmental Leadership

PPG addresses global energy and environmental concerns by promoting energy conservation.  In the construction market, low-e glasses by PPG dramatically lower the amount of energy needed to heat and cool homes and buildings, while our infrared-reflective architectural coatings deflect solar heat to lower their cooling demands.

In the automotive industry, another major source of energy consumption, PPG is recognized as a pioneer in the development of air-cured coatings, which eliminate the need for high-temperature bake ovens.  The company also makes precipitated silica, a reinforcing filler for passenger car tires that reduces their rolling resistance by 30 percent and increases a car’s overall fuel efficiency by 6 percent. 

In addition to making products and technologies that help other manufacturers reduce energy use, PPG is committed to reducing its own total energy intensity by 25 percent and its total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10 percent from 2006 to 2016.

Partially because of these efforts, PPG is proud to have been cited by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as one of the world’s most progressive carbon emissions management companies and as the top company in the CDP’s 2008 Leadership Index for chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

PPG 2010 Corporate Sustainability Report

PPG's commitment to sustainability goes beyond making products. Our innovations are helping to address some of the world’s most pressing problems related to energy, the environment, security and other issues. The 2010 Corporate Sustainability Report provides an in-depth view of PPG’s status and progress on economic, environmental and safety, and social involvement initiatives.

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Download the 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF 5.3MB)
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