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2015 Highlights

Hungary employees reach 1,000-day safety milestone

BUDAPEST, Hungary, March 30, 2015 -  Employees at PPG’s architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Budapest, Hungary, have worked hard to improve their workplace safety. A few weeks ago, their efforts were recognized and rewarded as they gathered with senior PPG leaders to celebrate more than 1,000 days without an injury or illness.

During the celebration, Istvan Miavecz, managing director, Hungary and Romania, presented three 2014 Sustainability Awards to employees to mark the facility’s achievements in Excellent Safety, Health and Wellness Performance; Excellent Environmental Performance and Energy Management; and Enhancing the Community.

“I would like to congratulate all of our associates at the Budapest plant on your great accomplishment of operating 1,000 days without a serious PPG injury or illness,” said Michael McGarry, PPG president and chief operating officer. “This type of performance will inspire other PPG sites and functions to seek the same performance levels, making our company a better place to work for everyone.”

Efforts to improve the safety of the facility have included ongoing employee training programs on environmental, health and safety behaviors, spill prevention, and near misses. In addition, employees and the management team continue to work together on continuous quality improvement programs that focus on safety, wellness, sustainability and community involvement.

“Since this program began, we have seen our employees become more interested and committed to safety,” said Ambrus Magori, environmental health and safety manager. “It has become a part of everyday life at work and at home. We are taking better care of ourselves and each other.”

Visit PPG's latest sustainability report to see more highlights: www.ppg.com/csr