Tikkurila and PPG support humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees
Over the past week, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians left their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs. To support the urgent needs and extreme hardships of the developing refugee crisis, Tikkurila has together with its owner PPG committed to humanitarian relief, as well as longer-term recovery support.
The refugee crisis continues to worsen, causing enormous suffering and severe consequences throughout the region. To address immediate, essential needs of refugees arriving in countries where we have a presence, our commitment includes:
Funding to relief organizations addressing immediate, essential needs:
- Polska Akcja Humanitarna, a relief organization in Poland offering food and other forms of support to those arriving from Ukraine
- International Committee of the Red Cross, an organization providing emergency supplies
- People in Need, an organization headquartered in Czechia with a presence in Ukraine since 2003, providing humanitarian aid for basic needs such as food and hygiene items and supporting countries experiencing an influx of Ukrainian refugees
Employee donations match: we will match personal contributions of employees to charities dedicated to providing humanitarian support to Ukrainian refugees.
In-kind donations: As emerging needs are realized over the coming weeks and months, we commit to providing product donations to local organizations.
In times of crisis, we fulfill our company’s purpose to protect and beautify the world by helping our nonprofit partners adapt to emerging challenges and provide immediate responses. We are committed to supporting these organizations who are providing direct emergency aid.
Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers with quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in eleven countries and our 2,400 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2020, our revenue totaled EUR 582 million. In June 2021, Tikkurila became part of PPG.