Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility
At PPG, we understand that sustainability is a driving design factor on projects nationwide. Our products, including paint, play an important role in building green. PPG is committed to making environmentally progressive products. Many of our paint lines have zero- or low volatile organic compound (VOC) contents, enabling them to assist architects, building owners and homebuilders in building green. PPG was one of the first pioneers in the paint industry in developing new performance standards for zero and low-VOC products. With PPG, painting green does not mean sacrificing coating performance.
To achieve our goals of being both a fiscally sound and environmentally responsible firm, PPG has re-engineered many of the manufacturing processes at its paint facilities to minimize energy consumption, improve air and water quality and cut waste.
GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS AND THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATIONS
While there is no single authority on what makes a product green, three different types of standards are often used. They include governmental regulations, the widely accepted United States Green Building Councils’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™, and independent certifying bodies, such as the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).
CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
To learn more about PPG’s commitment to environmental responsibility, download our annual Corporate Sustainability Report.