PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE. PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
At PPG, valuing diversity means recognizing the differences and similarities between people, cultures, businesses and operations. Diversity is not only corporate policy at PPG, it is a key part of how the company maintains its edge in a competitive global marketplace.
PPG monitors its success in creating a truly diverse, global workforce with careful attention to its gender and other diversity components, retention of employees, and talent management. The company believes in embracing the broadest aspects of diversity including business approach or style, religious background, job function, nationality, sexual preference and language.
Diversity Leadership Council
PPG’s Diversity Leadership Council serves as the umbrella organization responsible for directing and advancing initiatives that drive the company’s commitment to diversity. Its mission is to champion, direct and facilitate initiatives that drive PPG’s commitment to fostering a climate that recognizes the business value of an engaged, globally diverse work force.
Learn more about the Diversity Council - visit the PPG Diversity website.
The Diversity Leadership Council is supported by five organizations with similar missions, each focused on a specific segment of the PPG workforce:
PPG’s Women’s Leadership Council seeks to be a strategic partner in the transformation of PPG into a stronger, more competitive global company by fostering a climate that recognizes the business value of women in the workplace and by creating a work environment that attracts, retains an advances women.
PPG’s Minority Leadership Council's mission is to increasingly make PPG a minority employer of choice through proactive efforts, including recruiting activities and skills-focused development programs.
PPG’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Council assists in creating a corporate environment that recognizes and supports LGBT employees, assists in PPG’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion and helps identify best practices in a variety of areas affecting LGBT employees. Established in 2010, assists in creating a corporate environment that recognizes and supports LGBT employees. It helps to foster a culture of inclusion across the company, to include sexual orientation in appropriate policies and practices, and to provide an internal network supporting LGBT employees. For example, through the council’s efforts, beginning January 1, 2011, PPG is providing same-gender domestic partner benefits for U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees. The same-gender partners of these employees, and their eligible child dependents, are eligible to enroll in PPG’s health care, dental and vision plans.
The EMEA Diversity Council fosters a more diverse workforce across PPG’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Together with corporate leadership, an EMEA diversity team is assisting the company’s businesses with promoting the benefits of a more diverse workforce and providing help in setting goals and tracking progress.
The PPG Generational Diversity Council, established in 2011, promote a fulfilling PPG work environment that attracts and retains young professionals and bridges generational gaps by encouraging all employees to understand and utilize each other’s strengths.
Architectural Coatings - Americas and Asia Pacific
Architectural Coatings - Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Automotive OEM Coatings
Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives
Protective and Marine Coatings
Paint and Coatings
Optical and Specialty Products
Glass and Fiber Glass
Employees have access to personalized learning and career development at the company’s My Learning Connection site, which helps employees to identify customized skills-development options tied to PPG’s Performance and Learning Plan Employees choose their preferred learning style – from instructor-led training to self-paced online courses, webinar simulations and recommended readings. The curricula are developed by leading internal and external subject experts, and new topics are continually introduced.