Employees, COMEX products help revitalize local park, playground and
SAN JUAN DEL RÍO, Querétaro, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #CSR–PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced the completion of its second COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ project in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, this time
revitalizing the park, playground and traffic school on the grounds of
the Headquarters of Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation in the La
Floresta neighborhood. The global Colorful Communities program
provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions
to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates,
such as San Juan del Río, where PPG has a coatings plant and its Mexico
The PPG project brought together about 100 volunteers, who worked for
three days to revitalize the park, playground and traffic school. PPG
provided more than $11,000 (about 200,000 pesos), including donated
paints and supplies from the COMEX® brand – PPG’s architectural coatings
brand in Mexico – to support the project, which in addition to painting
included repairs to structures and systems along with maintenance of
bicycles and tricycles at the site.
The Colorful Communities project shows PPG’s support for the
Headquarters of Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation’s mission, to
encourage the active and responsible participation of local residents in
improving their security through promoting a culture of prevention, by
making the public area brighter and safer. It also promoted the
recreational use of the site, with activities such as dance lessons and
fitness classes hosted by PPG during the weekend. The revitalization
effort will benefit about 12,000 local residents who use the area.
“As part of our corporate philosophy, PPG seeks to fill the communities
where we operate with color and to support neighborhood organizations
and sites that are important to our employees,” said Luis Fernandez, PPG
technical director, industrial coatings, Latin America – North. “We hope
that by revitalizing these facilities, we will help to promote citizen
participation and strengthen the values and bonds of children, youth and
adults in San Juan del Rio.”
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify
the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program
increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10
million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. It supports
projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and
donated PPG products. PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities
projects in 2015, and it expects to complete more than 30 this year.
In 2015, PPG completed its first Colorful Communities project in
Mexico at the Mahatma Gandhi Middle School in San Juan del Rio. Since
then, six more projects have revitalized sites in regions of Mexico
where the company operates.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact
for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer
efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
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