PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Jana Babáka primary school in Brno, Czech Republic

20/09/2016
PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Brno, Czech Republic, that helped to brighten the local Jana Babáka primary school. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Brno, where PPG operates a Shared Services Center with about 320 employees.
 

 

 
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Brno, Czech Republic, that helped to brighten the local Jana Babáka primary school. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Brno, where PPG operates a Shared Services Center with about 320 employees.

The project brought together more than 100 PPG volunteers from the Shared Services Center and the company’s architectural coatings business, along with about 40 teachers and 80 parents of students at the school. Also, about 80 students helped to design colorful murals to brightening and updating interior corridors. Together, the group spent three days revitalizing interiors and exteriors of the school, including beautifying the entrances and the walls surrounding the playground. PPG provided about $23,000 to assist with the project, including about 210 gallons (800 liters) of its Balakryl brand paint products and Czech brand Primalex.

“No significant investments had been made to upgrade the Jana Babáka school since it was built in the 1950s, and we thought it would benefit the community to give the building a more modern look,” said Iris Finger, PPG managing director of the Brno Shared Services Center. “This revitalization would not be possible without all the volunteers who participated in this inspiring project, which we are sure will bring happiness to both the students and teachers at the school.”

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. It supports projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and donated PPG products. PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects in 2015, and it expects to complete more than 30 this year.


PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.

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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 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
 
PPG Media Contact:
Ken Armistead
Communications, EMEA Region 
+44 1924 354848
EMEACommunications@ppg.com 

Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com 
www.ppgcommunities.com 

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