PPG Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Company earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th
annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that the company received a perfect
score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s
2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and
report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

“A diverse workforce is the backbone of a successful business in global
markets and economies,” said Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief
executive officer. “PPG serves millions of customers in nearly every
corner of the globe with our paints, coatings and specialty materials.
The diversity of our workforce provides us with the strong advantage we
need to solve our customers’ diverse, evolving needs. Diversity is about
celebrating our best, and bringing them together to protect and beautify
the world.”

The CEI is considered the premier benchmark for corporate policies and
practices relating to LGBTQ employees and their families, as well as
LGBTQ workplace inclusion. The index evaluates LGBTQ-related policies
and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections,
domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits,
competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
PPG’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100
percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ

The CEI evaluated and assigned full credit to PPG for each of these

  • Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation for all operations
  • Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression for
    all operations
  • Has contractor/vendor non-discrimination standards that include sexual
    orientation and gender identity
  • Offers equivalent spousal and partner medical benefits
  • Parity across spousal and partner “soft” benefits
  • Has employer-supported employee resource group or firm-wide diversity
  • Positively engages the external LGBTQ community
  • Offers transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage
  • Firm-wide organizational competency programs

The HRC officially evaluates all FORTUNE 500 companies and unofficially
ranks the remaining businesses based on publicly-available data.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG
is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


PPG Media Contact:
Mark Silvey, 412-434-3046
Edgar, 412-434-2445
Corporate Communications