Published: January 30, 2018
Published: January 30, 2018

Birstall Awarded for Their Social Impact

The PPG Architectural Coatings site in Birstall, England has received special recognition for its excellent commitment to their local community. The teams at PPG Birstall are widely known for their enthusiasm and positivity in their work but also for their voluntary activities. Thanks to this they’ve now earned themselves the title of Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2017.

Local Member of Parliament (MP), Tracy Brabin nominated the site for the award and highlighted  its positive impact  on their community. Birstall employees continuously take part in voluntary roles and projects. Projects such as Colorful Communities, STEM Masterclasses in local schools are supporting various charities throughout the year by hosting multiple events and activities.

Our employees do their best every day, whether they are on the job or donating their time to help others in the community. We are honored that Ms. Brabin recognizes the important role we play in the region, and we look forward to working with her and other civic leaders to continue making our community stronger.
Steve Pocock, general manager, AC EMEA North and China

Tracy Babin and several other Parliament officials presented the award to PPG Representatives at the House of Commons, Westminister, London and said:

It is clear that PPG is committed to its role in our community. The local work undertaken by PPG and its employees is exemplary. We all benefit from PPG’s approach to community involvement.
Tracy Babin, local member of Parliament

When deciding upon the winner of the award, MPs consider several factors and monitor the actions of suppliers on these issues, these include:

  • Ways in which businesses support their local community

  • How they invest in creating a healthy workplace

  • If they offer apprenticeships and training

  • How they promote workplace diversity and inclusion

  • If they offer near equal work opportunities to those with disabilities