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PPG completes 5 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES projects in France

December 14, 2021

Partnership with AFM-Téléthon revitalizes 4 hospitals, residence center

PARIS, Dec. 14, 2021 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of five COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® projects in France. The projects helped revitalize four hospitals and a residence center and were carried out as part of a partnership with non-profit AFM-Téléthon, which supports research to fight muscular dystrophy and other diseases.

The projects brought together about 200 PPG volunteers who spent more than 1,400 hours revitalizing the following five medical facilities as part of AFM-Téléthon’s 2021 telethon:

  • Hôpital Armand-Trousseau AP-HP in Paris;
  • Hôpital des Enfants CHU in Toulouse;
  • Hôpital Roger Salengro in Lille;
  • CHU La Réunion site Sud in Saint-Pierre; and
  • Résidence AFM-Téléthon Yolaine-de-Kepper in Angers.

PPG contributed more than $75,000 (67,000 euros) for the projects, including 211 gallons (800 liters) of SEIGNEURIE® Elyopur paint by PPG that was used to brighten consulting and waiting rooms, corridors and an activity center. Seigneurie Elyopur paint by PPG is a Certified European Ecolabel paint containing depolluting anti-formaldehyde technology, making it ideal for use in a hospital environment.

The partners also commissioned the following artists to design and paint inspiring murals for the facilities with the help of PPG volunteers:

  • Painter Carole Lombardo designed a mural based on colorful nature-inspired forms for Hôpital Armand-Trousseau AP-HP;
  • Street art duo Marie and Clément designed a mural at Hôpital des Enfants CHU that tells stories of children from different cultures;
  • Bertrand Parse, a graffiti artist, created a mural on the theme of space for Hôpital Roger Salengro;
  • Julien Chatelar, an interior designer, created another nature-inspired mural for CHU La Réunion site Sud; and
  • Muralist and painter Théo Lopez created an outdoor mural with a bold color palette at Résidence AFM-Téléthon Yolaine-de-Kepper.

PPG launched an AFM-Téléthon fundraiser for its employees in 2021, with the company doubling the contribution of each employee. That effort raised more than $16,000 (14,000 euros).

“Thank you to the PPG teams that, for four years, have brought color to healthcare facilities to the benefit of our patients everywhere in France,” said Laurence Tiennot-Herment, president of AFM-Téléthon. “Bravo for the great job done during the telethons. I look forward to seeing you next year.”

The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world. PPG has seven manufacturing plants and five research facilities in France.

“This is the fourth year that we have committed to AFM-Téléthon,” said Pascal Tisseyre, PPG vice president, architectural coatings, Europe South. “For the 2021 telethon, we mobilized our employees across France to renovate places of care and make this a great moment of sharing and conviviality.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 330 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 6.7 million people in 42 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $13 million in 2020, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 30 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.

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PPG Media Contact: 
Anne Bienvenu 
Communications France
+33 157 61 0112
anne.bienvenu@ppg.com
www.ppg.com



Multimedia Files:

PPG volunteers helped paint a nature-inspired mural by interior designer Julien Chatelar as part of a PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at the CHU La Réunion site Sud medical facility in Saint-Pierre, France. 5400 x 3600 jpg 2.92 MB
Muralist and painter Théo Lopez created an outdoor mural that was painted with the help of PPG volunteers as part of a PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at the Résidence AFM-Téléthon Yolaine-de-Kepper in Angers, France. 3008 x 1688 jpg 4.51 MB