Ministry matters

PPG receives 2nd consecutive pro-ethics seal from Brazil’s Ministry of Transparency

PPG has received the Pro-Ethics 2020-2021 seal, which is awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Transparency and the Federal Comptroller General (CGU) in partnership with the Ethos Institute.

PPG was the only coatings company to be recognized in the current and 2018-2019 editions of the program. It operates manufacturing plants in Sumaré and Américo Brasiliense, São Paulo; Gravataí, Rio Grande; and Pinhais, Parana.

The goal of the Pro-Ethical Company Program is to assess and promote awareness of companies that voluntarily adopt practices to create an environment of integrity and trust in business relationships, including those involving the public sector.

“PPG has always prioritized ethical business practices and takes its role in creating a responsible business environment seriously, and the Pro-Ethics Seal recognizes our commitment to integrity throughout the PPG value chain. ”Said Marcio Grossmann, Managing Director of PPG, Brazil. “PPG’s compliance program has always been quite robust and mature. “

Through the program, PPG assesses risks, improves controls and assesses whether they are effective; trains key employees and business partners on Brazilian anti-corruption law; implements due diligence processes for third parties and strategic activities; and facilitates a corporate culture where people feel safe to raise issues, concerns or ideas.

Additional information on PPG’s commitment to ethical business conduct can be found in the Global Company Code of Ethics or in the Company’s Sustainability Report.

The National Registry of Businesses Committed to Ethics and Integrity (Pro-Ethical Company Program) was established in 2010. Participation in the program is voluntary and takes place through assessment questionnaires. In the 2020-2021 edition, 327 companies of all sizes and from various industries applied for access to the program, with 195 companies admitted. After the assessment process, 67 companies have been approved and recognized as a pro-ethics company 2020-2021.