For more than a decade, PPG has been working toward public sustainability goals that focus on key challenges for us, our customers and society at large.
Since our first set of sustainability goals in 2012, we have focused our efforts where we can make the most significant impact. Over the last year, we reviewed our goals and developed more ambitious 2030 targets that align with our growth strategy. These updated goals focus our efforts on areas that have the most important impacts on our business and stakeholders, and have been informed by global collaborations such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
See our progress through 2022 against our existing goals below, as well as our new 2030 targets, which we will report against moving forward. We will continue to report against our 2025 DE&I goals, which were announced last year in our DE&I report.
|Issue area||2025 goals||2022 progress||Updated targets (all goals are by 2030 with a 2019 baseline, unless otherwise noted)|
|Sustainably advantaged products||40% of sales from sustainably advantaged products by 2025||39% of sales from sustainably advantaged products||50% of sales from sustainably advantaged products|
|Waste||25% reduction in total waste disposal intensity by 2025 from a 2017 baseline||13% reduction in total waste disposal intensity||25% reduction in waste intensity|
|Achieve zero landfill status from process waste at 35% of PPG manufacturing and research and development locations by 2025||32% of PPG manufacturing and research and development locations have achieved zero landfill status||Drive to 100% process waste to reuse, recycle and recovery|
|On our path to eliminating spills, ensure that we achieve at least a 65% improvement in our spills and releases rate by 2025 from a 2017 baseline||20% improvement in our spills and release rate||5% annual improvement in spills and releases at our facilities|
|Water||20% reduction in water consumption intensity by 2025 from a 2017 baseline||0.7% increase in water consumption intensity||15% reduction in water intensity at priority sites in water scarce communities|
|Energy and GHG emissions||Reduce energy consumption intensity by 15% by 2025 from a 2017 baseline||3% increase in energy consumption intensity|
|Increase renewable energy to 25% of total electricity usage exclusive of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2025||23% of total electricity usage from renewable sources|
|Reduce GHG emissions intensity by 15% measured in total tons discharged by 2025 from a 2017 baseline||6% reduction in GHG emissions intensity|
50% reduction in GHG emissions from our own operations (scope 1 and 2 emissions), validated by SBTi and aligned with the emissions reductions required for a 1.5 degrees C future.
30% reduction in GHG emissions in our value chain (scope 3 emissions), validated by SBTi and aligned with the emissions reductions required for a well below 2 degrees C future.
|Supplier sustainability||100% of key suppliers are assessed to sustainability and social responsibility criteria|
|Diversity, equity and inclusion||Invest $20MM by 2025 to advance racial equity in the U.S. by funding educational pathways for Black communities and people of color||70% toward $20MM goal to advance racial equity in the U.S.||Invest $20MM by 2025 to advance racial equity in the U.S. by funding educational pathways for Black communities and people of color|
|34-36% representation of non-frontline, global female professionals by 2025||31% representation of non-frontline, global female professionals||34-36% representation of non-frontline, global female professionals by 2025|
|45-55% increase in headcount of Black, Latino and Asian employees across non-frontline, U.S.-based employee population by 2025||Achieved a 19% increase of our non-frontline headcount for Black employees, 16% increase in non-frontline Latino employees and 8% increase in non-frontline Asian employees||45-55% increase in headcount of Black, Latino and Asian employees across non-frontline, U.S.-based employee population by 2025|
|50% global employee resource network and DE&I capability-building participation by 2025||34% global employee resource network and DE&I capability-building participation||50% global employee resource network and DE&I capability-building participation by 2025|
|Safety and health||Zero injuries. On our path to zero injuries, ensure that we achieve an improvement of at least 5% per year in our injury and illness rate||Achieved an annual I&I reduction rate of 0.7% compared to the 2017 baseline||100% of employees go home safely each day. On our way, drive at least 5% annual improvement in injury and illness rate|
|Wellness||Active wellness programs at 100% of PPG facilities globally by 2025||61% of our sites have active wellness programs|
|Communities||Invest at least $10 million by 2025 through the Colorful Communities initiative||$11.2 million invested through the Colorful Communities initiative||$5 million additional commitment to Colorful Communities projects globally, with all projects incorporating an element of sustainability, making the total investment $15 million since 2015|
|Implement the community engagement framework globally by 2025||70% of facilities met requirements of the Community Engagement Framework in 2022|