PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program –
the company’s signature community engagement initiative – has received
the 2019 GOLD Halo Award in the Employee Engagement Group Volunteering
category from Engage for Good. The Halo Awards are among North America’s
highest honors for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing,
showcasing successful consumer engagement and employee engagement
PPG’s Colorful Communities program was recognized at the 17th
for Good Conference in Chicago on May 30.
“The Halo Awards were created nearly two decades ago to publicly
recognize best-in-class corporate social impact programs,” said David
Hessekiel, president, Engage for Good. “This year’s winners are a
wonderful representation of the effective and innovative ways companies
and causes can work together to build a better world and the bottom
“We are honored to receive this national recognition for the Colorful
Communities program and its impacts on the communities we call
home,” said Malesia Dunn, PPG executive director, PPG Foundation and
corporate global social responsibility. “The program thrives because of
the dedication of PPG employees around the world. Together, we leverage
the power of color to bring happiness and a sense of pride to community
The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for
supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods
where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program,
PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products
to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to
bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since
2015, PPG has completed more than 200 Colorful Communities
projects, impacting more than 5.2 million people in 30 countries.
PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to
bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We
invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of
organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational
opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop
tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing.
Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that
are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and
charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
About Engage for Good
Engage for Good, producer of the Engage for Good conference and Halo
Awards, helps business and nonprofit executives succeed together by
providing practical information, inspiration, opportunities to build
valuable relationships and recognition for outstanding work by engaging
employees and consumers around social good and cause-related marketing
efforts. A wealth of information on cause marketing, corporate social
impact programs and Engage for Good’s offerings can be found at www.engageforgood.com.
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and Colorful
Communities and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
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