PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is the recipient of the  2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award from the British Coatings Federation (BCF) for the second consecutive year. The award recognises the company that has clearly demonstrated an outstanding and successful charity or CSR campaign across any aspect of social responsibility.

PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ programme, aims to protect and beautify the neighbourhoods where PPG operates around the world. Since the programme’s launch in 2015, PPG and its employee volunteers have completed more than 170 Colorful Communities projects and have impacted nearly 5 million people in 25 countries, including in the U.K. PPG also offers the Colourful Futures Education programme and the Chemistry Education Project in the U.K. and supports leading educational institutions, such as the National Space Centre.

“Having PPG recognised alongside industry peers is an honour and will allow us to continue our work delivering value to the community,” said Vincent O’Sullivan, PPG business unit director, architectural coatings, United Kingdom and Ireland. “We are delighted to have won this award for the second year running, which has not been done before. Receiving the award will enable us to continue celebrating with our great people, who generously donate their time and effort. We express our gratitude to every organisation or group that has helped make our community programs possible.”

The 2018 BCF Awards received more applicants than any previous year, highlighting their growing importance and standing within the U.K. paint and coatings industry. PPG was a finalist in five categories – Sustainable Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Excellence in Training, Customer Service and Coatings Care.

BCF is the sole trade association representing the British coatings industry. Its members’ products support a supply chain of 300,000 people and represent 95 percent of U.K. sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings.

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