PPG Industries produces 28 SIN List substances (including three persistent chemicals), 15 of which are officially recognised as chemicals of high concern by the EU. The company has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability…
PPG Industries produces 28 SIN List substances, 15 of which are included on the REACH Candidate List and four of which are also found on the REACH Authorisation List. The company produces three persistent chemicals. Persistent chemicals are particularly problematic since they do not break down, but instead accumulate in humans and/or the environment. Because of this, persistent chemicals should be of extra concern for investors. Substances which are not considered a problem today could become huge liabilities in the future.
PPG Industries has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and includes intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. The company does not follow the principles of green chemistry or use the GreenScreen assessment tool, nor does it exclude substances with toxic properties from new products. It does, however, actively market safer alternatives on its website.
The company shares chemical safety information on its website and has a phase-out strategy for some hazardous substances. PPG Industries is a member of Responsible Care and follows voluntary standards such as a Code of Conduct and a Supplier Code of Conduct.