Yes, PPG is focused on ensuring the most sustainable tire products are made more sustainably. But it's own products matter, too.
So the company is focused on ensuring its own materials are made as sustainably and efficiently as possible. And it's doing so through digitalization, high-efficiency power-generation facilities and environmental impact reduction efforts.
"Starting with raw materials to upstream impacts, at PPG we are creating carbon-reducing solutions that will positively impact the value chain, from our direct customers to the brand owners," Silvernail said. "This means investing in technology and processes that enable more transparency in our data; carbon footprint reduction in our operations and supporting customers' sustainability progress."
That is something that PPG is committed to continuing. And it intends to further its sustainability strides by working closely with customers. Through open dialogue and data transparency, PPG not only strengthens its own sustainability efforts, it allows its clients to more concisely green their supply chains.
But you don't have to take PPG's word on that.
The company has earned an EcoVadis Gold Rating, placing it, Silvernail said, in the top 8 percent of companies graded with the highly respected third-party evaluation.
That's just proof, he said, of how seriously PPG takes its sustainability strides.
"It is essential that we collaborate across the entire value chain to contribute to the industry's overall sustainability efforts," Silvernail said. "This is achieved only through doubling down on strategically analyzing and sharing data that enables decisions and strategies that move us toward more sustainable plant operations, products and processes."