PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at school in Sumaré, Brazil

23/08/2016
PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Sumaré, Sao Paulo, Brazil, that helped to revitalize the Municipal School of Early Childhood Education (Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil, or EMEI) Alfredo Castro Donaire.
 
SUMARE, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 23, 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Sumaré, Sao Paulo, Brazil, that helped to revitalize the Municipal School of Early Childhood Education (Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil, or EMEI) Alfredo Castro Donaire. 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. 

The project brought together about 50 volunteers, including employees of the nearby PPG coatings plant, to the school, which is attended by 437 students between ages 4 and 8 who are residents of the Matão neighborhood in Sumaré. The volunteers dedicated a day to using about 500 liters of donated RENNER® paints to refresh interior spaces including classrooms, hallways, the entryway, the sports court and the cafeteria.

This was the second Colorful Communities project completed by PPG in Brazil in two months. In July, employees from the company’s Gravataí architectural coatings facility helped decorate the new Children's Cancer Institute (ICI) site in Porto Alegre. 

"PPG is again reinforcing its commitment to communities located near our sites with this project,” said Marcio Grossmann, PPG business director, Latin America South, and a member of the volunteer group for both projects. “The colors of the Colorful Communities program are intended to transform both living spaces and lives. For children, teachers and staff who spend big parts of their days at school, a warm and colorful environment helps to encourage their creativity and learning."


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. Together with community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, it supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products. In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 30 more 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.

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 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.

 
The PPG Logo is a registered trademark and We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Renner is a registered trademark of Renner Herrmann S.A. and Renner Sayerlack S.A., used under license.

 
 
PPG Media Contacts:
Raquel Klemz
Corporate Communications, Brazil
+55 19 2103-6376
raquel.klemz@ppg.com 
www.ppgbrasil.com.br  

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

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