PPG Commits to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 9,400 Metric Tons Annually

PPG announced a commitment with Direct Energy to reduce total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 9,400 metric tons annually.

The agreement with Direct Energy, a brand of NRG Energy Inc., enables four PPG paints and coatings manufacturing facilities and 62 PPG PAINTS stores in Texas to reduce their carbon footprint.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GHG equivalencies calculator estimates the annual emission reduction to be more than 9,400 metric tons. The emissions are equal to powering 2,092 traditional combustion engine vehicles, each driving 11,000 miles for one year.

“PPG has a strong history of focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy sourcing, which has resulted in a 17% reduction in absolute GHG emissions since 2017 — but we know we must strive for more,” said Diane Kappas, Vice President of Global Sustainability. “As a result, we are continuing to make significant strides toward our renewable energy strategy and furthering our climate mitigation impact across our value chain.”

The company’s 2030 science-based targets include a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and a 30% reduction in scope 3 GHG emissions.

“We work hard to provide our customers with tailored energy solutions,” said Scott Hart, head of sales, NRG Business. “We are pleased to connect with PPG to help them achieve a more sustainable future through our renewable energy services.”