PPG ranked as leading paints and coatings manufacturer in 2024 Corporate Knights Clean200 list

22 February 2024

PPG was named to the 2024 Corporate Knights Clean200 list as the leading paints, coatings and speciality materials manufacturer. The company earned the top spot by having a strong percent of 2022 sales from sustainable products, as defined by Corporate Knights.

The Clean200 list ranks the 200 publicly traded companies that have the most sustainable total revenue, earning a minimum of 10% from sustainable sources. Among approximately 8,000 global firms that were evaluated, PPG ranked No. 161 overall on the list in sustainable revenue, reporting 19% of sales from products with third party sustainability certifications in 2022.

PPG has a 2030 target to achieve 50% of sales from sustainably advantaged products, reaching 39% by the end of 2022. A critical component to reaching the goal is the company’s methodology for assessing the sustainable attributes of its products, evaluating based on energy efficiency, emissions reductions, toxicity reductions, resource efficiency and a paint or coating’s useful lifetime. The company also ensures sustainability is a core component of its research and development innovation pipeline.


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“Sustainability is at the forefront of our product development and innovation strategy,” said Diane Kappas, PPG Vice President, global sustainability. “We are committed to minimising our own environmental footprint as well as our customers’ and finding solutions to increase the useful lifetime of their most valuable assets. This recognition reinforces our commitment to meeting our 2030 targets and driving toward a more sustainable future.”

Since 2022, PPG has launched several sustainably advantaged products, including:

  • PPG SIGMAGLIDE® 2390, a biocide-free antifouling paint that uses PPG HYDROSET TECHNOLOGY™ to create a friction-free surface when it is immersed in water that marine organisms cannot adhere to. This reduces drag and achieves power savings of up to 20%, with a 35% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional antifouling coatings.
  • PPG INNOVEL® PRO, a non-bisphenol/non-BPA coating that provides improved application properties for recyclable aluminum beverage cans. The coatings ensure minimal spoilage, protecting both the can and beverage integrity.
  • PPG CORASEAL™ 4-Wet Sealer, which allows for streamlined application by eliminating a sealer oven and faster curing in the automotive manufacturing process, reducing carbon dioxide generation by up to 6 kg per vehicle.
  • PPG SEIGNEURIE™ EVOLUTEX™ Bas Carbone, an architectural coating launched in France that uses a bio-based binder and has a 20% lower carbon footprint than previous coatings.

To learn more about PPG’s sustainably advantaged product innovations and recent progress, visit ppg.com/sustainability.

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