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2020 Annual Report

Our Culture

PPG people do better today than yesterday.

Our Culture

Our culture

The success of our company is tied to our people. We are committed to ensuring they are safe, healthy, engaged, and valued for the diverse talents they bring to PPG. We offer development and advancement opportunities so they are equipped to make meaningful contributions, be successful, and achieve their full potential. By fostering inclusiveness, welcoming diverse perspectives, and empowering our people, PPG becomes more innovative, productive, and competitive.

Nancy Slaiman, executive assistant to the CEO, is pictured with Michael McGarry, chairman and CEO.

PPG provides both formal and informal recognition for employees, their service and their many contributions. Nancy Slaiman, administrative assistant for Chairman and CEO Michael McGarry, recently celebrated 42 years with the company.

Developed in partnership with PPG’s Operating Committee in 2018 and launched globally in 2019, The PPG Way aims to enable, empower, and encourage each employee to embrace the core pillars of our company culture. It serves as a cultural roadmap for all employees as we collectively strive to protect and beautify the world.

We continued to drive The PPG Way in 2020 with manager-led sessions aimed at helping teams find meaningful ways to embed The PPG Way into their everyday work. We saw the outcome of our combined efforts in the annual employee engagement survey results, showing not only a continued increase in overall engagement, but marked improvement on all items tied to The PPG Way pillars, giving a clear indication that employees, at all levels, continue to live The PPG Way.

Especially in our current environment, engagement is truly a key to our growth and success. Results of our most recent global survey show improvement for the third consecutive year and that PPG is the most engaged it has ever been.

Because of our strategies, our resources, and our people, PPG will emerge from 2020 as a stronger company.

At PPG, our global employees are focused on protecting and beautifying the world. It's the PPG Way.

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