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Community Engagement

Employee engagement

Our employees paint the path to brighter communities

Employee engagement

A COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project in Tianjin, China

With the help of our thousands of employees, we have an opportunity to make many positive impacts in the places we call home. We know the most powerful way to make a difference is when our employees lead the way.

To accomplish this, each of our global regions offers tailored opportunities for employees to volunteer with our nonprofit partners. From painting alongside colleagues during a Colorful Communities project to teaching STEM concepts to young kids at an afterschool program, these efforts amplify our grants and deepen our impact.

Enikő Bartha-Szabó

PPG Marketing Director

Enikő Bartha-Szabó

Architectural Coatings, Hungary


In my daily job we work on getting results, achieving our targets, protecting and beautifying the world indeed; but to engage our employees in this kind of Colorful Communities project and to work with the staff at András Pető College, who were highly committed to making the children’s lives better, was another dimension.


300k+

Contributed by PPG and the PPG Foundation to match employee contributions in 2021

80,000+

PPG volunteer hours from 2015 - 2021

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Charity Partners at EMEA sites receiving employee funds and volunteer support in 2021

Empowering community commitments 

The PPG Foundation offers several programs that amplify the efforts of our U.S.-based employees. These include Matching Gifts, our GIVE program which recognizes employees through volunteer grants, and a Volunteer Time Off policy. View Programs Summary (PDF)

Across our Europe, Middle East and Africa region, our colleagues are encouraged to participate in the Charity Partner program, in which they raise funds for partner organizations through bake sales, raffles, and more. PPG matches their efforts dollar for dollar. Learn more about our 2021 impacts.

Award winning PPG sites

Award winning PPG sites

All over the world, our employees are eager to have an active role in bettering their communities. Each year, we honor groups of employees who go above and beyond to make lasting differences in the lives of others with PPG Community Engagement Awards.

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Sharing Technology Insights

Sharing Technology Insights

More than 75 PPG Information Technology employees introduced students from the Boys & Girls Clubs® (BGC) of Western Pennsylvania to technology lessons including artificial intelligence, computer programming, robotics, and more as part of a new program co-created by the PPG Foundation and BGC.

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Hiking for a cause

Hiking for a cause

For one PPG employee in Poland, a passion for hiking and the outdoors has raised funds and awareness for a local hospice as part of the region’s Charity Partner program.

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