Starting with a donation of $50,000 USD ($72,432 AUD) to the Australian Red Cross, PPG has announced an initiative to support the Australian bushfire relief effort. At the same time, the company 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). In addition, PPG employees in Australia are working with retail partners to establish and support a long-term community rebuilding program for affected areas, while also 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 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 colour and brightness to PPG communities around the world. In 2018, more than $9 million was invested to support hundreds of organisations across 28 countries. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.