Climate Change

PPG Industries

Brands and Associated Companies Comex Glidden Olympic Paint
InfluenceMap Score
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Organisation Score
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Pittsburgh, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Comex, Glidden, Olympic Paint

There is little reported information on PPG Industries’ engagement with policy makers, although they state on their website that they are proactively influencing legislation and regulation. Their CDP 2014 Information Request suggests support for recent US energy efficiency legislation, which they also promoted through social media, stating it would create jobs and boost the economy. PPG state that they support clean energy generation, opposing one bill that would have reportedly undermined Ohio's clean energy generation, and another that would have repealed Ohio’s renewable energy standards. The caveat to this support is that clean energy generation occurs without significant price fluctuations. PPG Industries have executives on the board of the American Chemistry Council and National Association of Manufacturers which appear to have resisted several pieces of recent US climate regulation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 0 NS NS NS NS NS 1 NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS 0 0 0 0 0 NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 1 1 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 0 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 -2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.