PPG: We protect and beautify the world
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Our Company

The PPG Way

Our purpose: We protect and beautify the world
At PPG, our global employees are focused on
protecting and beautifying the world every day.
It’s part of The PPG Way.

We view each day as an opportunity to make
a difference in our communities, partner
with our customers and drive growth for
our business.
For Our Employees
  • We know our greatest strength is our people.
    We protect their well-being, ensuring our employees are safe, healthy, enabled, engaged and valued for the diverse talents they bring to PPG.
  • We encourage employees to make positive impacts in their communities by providing opportunities for volunteering and amplifying their support of causes they care about through programs such as matching gifts, volunteer grants, volunteer time off, and more.
  • We trust our people to make decisions in their work that align with our purpose. Whether developing a technology to protect our customers’ assets or leading a project to reduce energy consumption at a facility, our purpose guides our actions every day.
For Our Customers
  • We protect our customers’ most valuable assets.
    Our paints, coatings and specialty materials protect items ranging from airplanes, cars and trains to bridges, buildings and consumer electronics.
  • We beautify their homes and offices with our paints and stains.
  • We partner to create sustainable innovations that drive mutual value, such as advancements in battery coatings for electric vehicles, and versatile, flexible can coatings for infinitely recyclable metal packaging.
For Our Shareholders
  • We are committed to driving profitable organic and inorganic growth through our innovation and acquisition pipelines.
  • We will maintain our disciplined approach to cash deployment and support our hallmark dividend payment history that includes 122 consecutive years of dividend payments and 49 consecutive years of dividend increases.
  • Technology innovation has been a key to our success since our founding. In 2020, we invested approximately $400 million in R&D in order to create new products to drive profitable growth.
For Our Communities
  • We bring color and brightness to our neighborhoods through our COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program, which aims to beautify community spaces through the combined power and passion of our employee volunteers, PPG paint products, and charitable contributions.
  • We see education as a way to enable possibilities and progress that leads to brighter futures. Through PPG and the PPG Foundation we provide charitable contributions to educational programs that advance tomorrow’s leaders, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields.
  • We protect shared resources through our commitment to creating innovative, sustainable products that protect and beautify our communities around the world.

Every single day at PPG: 

  • We partner with customers to create mutual value. We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference. 
  • We are “One PPG" to the world. We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets. 
  • We trust our people every day, in every way. We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable. 
  • We make it happen. We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly. 
  • We run it like we own it. We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities. 
  • We do better today than yesterday – every day. We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.