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PPG Launches New Sustainability Framework, Issues 2012 Sustainability Report

  PPG Launches New Sustainability Framework, Issues 2012 Sustainability Report

Company announces 2020 sustainability goals

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- April 25, 2013

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) today announced the launch of the company’s new
sustainability vision, values and goals issued in the 2012 PPG Corporate
Sustainability Report. This sustainability “framework” follows more than a
year of in-depth internal and external analysis to determine what is most
meaningful and impactful to PPG and its stakeholders. Leading up to 2020, PPG
will strive to reduce environmental impact, improve employees’ safety, health
and well-being and encourage and report employee charitable donations and
volunteerism.

“Since PPG’s founding 130 years ago, sustainable business practices have been
embedded in our culture and strategies, helping the company achieve lasting
success for our customers, our employees, our shareholders, our neighbors and
our suppliers,” said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, environment, health and
safety. “This year, we have taken a significant step forward as we provide
employees across the globe with a pathway and measurable targets to advance
our continually evolving sustainability practices to address what is most
meaningful to PPG stakeholders.”

Some of PPG’s new sustainability goals include:

  *Reducing energy intensity and greenhouse gas emission intensity 1.5
    percent each per year;
  *Reducing spills and releases 10 percent per year;
  *Implementing employee wellness programs at 100 percent of PPG facilities
    globally; and
  *Achieving 30 percent of sales from sustainable products by 2020.

The 2012 PPG Corporate Sustainability Report summarizes PPG’s performance
across key areas associated with environmental, community and employee
efforts. The report highlights several achievements in 2012, such as the
implementation of PPG’s community engagement framework at global sites, the
company’s employee engagement survey results, and key environmental, health
and safety metrics.

“As we strive to continue being the world’s leading coatings and specialty
products company, sustainability remains a fundamental part of everything we
do at PPG,” Kappas said. “Our third full corporate sustainability report
reflects our performance and commitment to sustainable business practices.”

The report is self-declared to meet Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3
Application Level B requirements. PPG is scheduled to publish its next
sustainability report in 2014, which will report on performance in 2013. The
2012 PPG Corporate Sustainability Report is available both in print and online
at http://sustainability.ppg.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)

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 aftermarket to enhance more surfaces in
more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global
headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the
world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit  www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Contact:

PPG Industries, Inc.
Jeremy Neuhart, PPG Corporate Communications, 412-434-3046
neuhart@ppg.com
 
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