PPG receives ‘Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award’ for second consecutive year

28 March 2024

PPG has received its second consecutive Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA), for its high employee engagement and notable workplace experience. This prestigious award annually recognises high-performing companies that align their business strategies around employees. PPG received this award for embedding involvement and enthusiasm in its workplace culture to improve each stage of the employee life cycle.

“Our employee culture, and alignment with our purpose – We protect and beautify the world® – is something we pride ourselves on at PPG,” said Brenda Broad, PPG Global Head of Talent. “We recognise the value of engaged teams and understand that to generate the most success we must first create a nurturing environment with opportunities for growth and engagement. This award directly reflects the results of the hard work of all of our teams and the important investments PPG has made in our more than 50,000 employees around the world.”

PPG’s grand mean score increased by 10%, from 3.83 in 2019 to 4.22 in 2023. PPG’s score reflects a growth that is 30% higher than the industry average, as shown in the Gallup Manufacturing Workgroup Database.


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PPG’s 2023 employee involvement and engagement accomplishments include:

  • Globally launched Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) learning journeys to all employees and leaders;
  • Grew its eight Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) to more than 8,600 members in 60+ countries;
  • Hosted more than 24,000 participants at ERN events and DE&I learning experiences to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging across the organisation;
  • Promoted and encouraged the use of its Employee Assistance Program to all global employees, ensuring access to wellness tools and resources; and
  • Completed 60 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES ® projects around the world with PPG volunteers

Gallup defines an exceptional workplace as having a strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture. It measures company employee engagement with its Q12® Survey, designed from the world’s most comprehensive workplace study of 2.7 million workers across 50 industries. This survey asks 12 questions based on the 12 employee needs shown to improve productivity. The questions fall into four categories: basic needs, individual contribution, teamwork, and growth.

In the last year, PPG workplace has been recognised by:

– Newsweek: America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity
– Forbes: America’s Best Large Employers
– Newsweek: America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women
– Disability Inequality Index: Best Places to Work
– TIME Magazine: World’s Best Companies
– Forbes: Best Employers for Veterans
– Computerworld: Best Places to Work in IT

For more information about the GEWA and employee engagement, visit the Gallup website. Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organisations solve their most pressing problems.

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