PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced it was recently named to the inaugural National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment Index. The index assesses U.S. companies on their commitment to racial and ethnic equity in every aspect of their business and operations.
“PPG is honored to be recognized by the NAACP for our efforts in creating and fostering a workplace that is equitable, just and inclusive,” said Herve Tiberghien, PPG vice president, human resources. “The diversity of our employees allows PPG to solve our customers’ own diverse needs in every corner of the globe and to continue to protect and beautify the world.”
The NAACP selected the 200 corporations featured in the Equity, Inclusion and Empowerment Index from Morningstar’s U.S. Large-Mid Index, which targets 90 percent of U.S. equity market capitalization. The companies were ranked in the index based on their overall Minority Empowerment Score, which evaluates board diversity, discrimination policy, diversity programs, supply chain monitoring, community development programs, health and safety management systems and more.
“Diversity of employees is a core focus area for PPG, because unique perspectives across multiple nationalities, cultures, languages and ethnicities allow the company to meet challenges quickly, creatively and effectively,” said Tiberghien.
PPG is committed to providing a workplace that embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion. The PPG Minority Leadership Council, created in 2005, promotes minority networking, career development and minority recruitment. To learn more about PPG’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit sustainability.ppg.com/people/diversity-inclusion.
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