PPG sites in Asia Pacific region celebrate Earth Hour 2016

04/05/2016
PPG employees in the Asia Pacific region organized a variety of events to celebrate Earth Hour 2016. Nearly 2,000 employees from 16 sites participated in PPG’s fifth consecutive celebration of the annual event.
 

PPG employees in Shanghai and their families celebrate at a cycling event in Shanghai Century Park.


PPG employees in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, light candles to show their support for Earth Hour.


PPG employees of the aerospace application support center in Suzhou, China, support Earth Hour 2016 by picking up garbage in a local park.

SHANGHAI, May 4, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) employees in the Asia Pacific region organized a variety of events to celebrate Earth Hour 2016. Nearly 2,000 employees from 16 sites participated in PPG’s fifth consecutive celebration of the annual event.

Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is an annual global event that encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off nonessential lights for one hour on the last Saturday night of March as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. The movement unites people to protect the planet and to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world through a broad range of activities.

This year, PPG launched its Earth Hour campaign with an introduction to the value and significance of Earth Hour and an overview of how the company advocates sustainable living for employees and their families. The region’s wide-ranging activities involved environmental classes for children, a presentation about building an “eco house,” community cleanups, old-clothing collections, “green” cycling events and the planting of trees and flowers.

“PPG is focused on achieving sustainability goals that will benefit future generations, such as inventing environmentally-friendly products and processes that will help protect our environment and our communities,” said Mike Horton, PPG president, Asia Pacific, as he kicked off Earth Hour activities at the China headquarters office in Shanghai.

The 16 regional PPG sites that celebrated Earth Hour activities included: three aerospace application support centers – in Victoria, Clayton, Australia, in Suzhou, China, and in Miyoshi-shi, Japan; coatings manufacturing facilities in Tianjin and Wuhu, China, in Busan and Cheonan, South Korea, and in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; the resin manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China; the PMC plant in Kunshan, China; the packaging coatings plant in Foshan, China; the China headquarters office and the protective and marine coatings (PMC) office in Shanghai; and offices in Hong Kong, in Tokyo and in Incheon, South Korea.

“PPG remains committed to implementing sustainable strategies,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. “In our fifth year of organizing Earth Hour events, we are pleased to see more PPG sites in the Asia Pacific region participating. We will continue to advocate a green philosophy through a variety of activities that engage employees in environmental protection initiatives.”


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PPG Media Contact:
Hunter Lee
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