PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced initiatives to support Australian bushfire relief efforts.
The company will donate $50,000 USD ($72,432 AUD) to the Australian Red Cross to assist with emergency relief efforts. PPG has also committed to matching employee donations up to $25,000 USD ($36,193 AUD) for a total contribution of $75,000 USD ($108,625 AUD).
Locally, PPG employees in Australia are working with retail partners to establish and support a long-term community rebuilding program for affected areas, and hosting additional fundraisers at various PPG sites.
In Australia, PPG has nearly 1,000 employees working across two manufacturing sites, five sales offices, 12 automotive refinish branches and 49 paint store locations. Several of our local employees are volunteering in the firefighting efforts, and PPG is providing paid time off for their services.
“Our thoughts are with our Australian colleagues and all of the people and wildlife of Australia as they face the devastating bushfires,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation, global corporate social responsibility. “We truly are one, global PPG community and lend our support through these relief efforts.”
PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
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