PPG announced its inclusion in the 2021 JUST Capital ranking of America’s largest publicly traded companies, which provides unbiased data on how companies perform on the issues Americans prioritize.

Companies ranked on the JUST Capital list are evaluated across 19 business behaviors, including livable wages, human rights, ethics, health and safety, diversity and inclusion, and more. This year, JUST Capital also added evaluation criteria for companies’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PPG led the chemical industry in stakeholder value creation, which measures how companies prioritize the interests of all stakeholders, including those at the executive and board level. The company also ranked 5th in the chemical sector in community and environmental performance.

“As a more than 135-year-old company, PPG understands the importance of continuous improvement,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president, environment, health and safety. “Our commitment to protecting and beautifying the world has never been stronger, as we continue to underscore our focus on creating value for customers through sustainable business practices.”

PPG ranks 16th in the chemical industry. The annual ranking evaluates the 1,000 largest public U.S. companies across 19 issues, identified through comprehensive quantitative surveys and qualitative focus groups conducted on public attitudes toward responsible corporate behavior, engaging 4,469 American respondents in 2020. This selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90% of the U.S. stock market value.

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