The Penguins Pledge is a sustainability initiative which serves as the organization's commitment to improve all efforts of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

This initiative is a collaborative effort with key partners with the goal of reducing negative impact on the environment and promoting sustainable practices to help preserve natural resources, while also supporting economic and social development.

PPG Sets 2030 Sustainability Goals, Including Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets

PPG is committed to using resources efficiently, developing industry-leading sustainably advantaged solutions, and prioritizing decarbonization to protect the world for current and future generations.

In 2023, PPG became the first U.S.-based coatings manufacturer to receive validation from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for 2030 scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions reduction targets. As part of these targets, the company also introduced further 2030 sustainability goals that focus on driving sales of sustainably advantaged products, reducing its environmental impact, and making a difference in communities.

PPG’s paints, coatings and specialty materials protect and beautify the world, many of which offer benefits that support its customers' sustainability ambitions. In 2023, 44% of PPG sales were from sustainably advantaged products and processes that address multiple sustainability benefits, including lower emissions, lower toxicity, energy efficiency, use of renewable raw materials or extending durability.

PPG’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report details advancements in its sustainably advantaged innovations, governance of ESG, efforts to reach its 2030 targets and further actions to support customers' sustainability goals. The report is available at

Score for the Trees

The Pittsburgh Penguins and The Davey Tree Expert Company have partnered to plant trees in the greater Pittsburgh area! Every goal scored by a Penguin on home ice adds a number to the tree counter. The two organizations will work with Tree Pittsburgh to plant the total number of trees in or around the city to help restore the urban forest in Pittsburgh.

We are planting 142 trees thanks to all of the Penguins home goals in the 2022-23 season!

"This partnership with the Penguins is exciting because it's making Pittsburgh a greener space for the residents, businesses, and overall community, which is proven to have tremendous health and economic benefits," said Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning at Davey Tree. "Cities across the country need to expand and reestablish their urban forests, so it's great to be included in Pittsburgh's mission to do so, and Davey is thrilled to be a part of the process."

Building a More Sustainable Future

U. S. Steel views sustainability through a simple lens: Sustaining lives and livelihoods by creating a more sustainable future, for our company and the stakeholders who depend on us. To realize this future, we are implementing our Best for All® strategy to transform our company into a sustainable, competitive business, enabling us to remain a pillar of our communities, a source of pride for our employees, and the bedrock of sustainable manufacturing for generations to come.

Our Best for All strategy is focused on providing sustainable, visionary steel solutions that serve customers and communities, people and planet. Our contributions to society go beyond the supply of steel, as we engage with the communities in which we live and work to help build a sustainable future.

We are doing our part to lower our carbon footprint and promote a circular economy, while continuing to supply the steel that is foundational to manufacturing - just as we have throughout our 120+ year history. Creating a more sustainable future for our company and the stakeholders who depend on us is essential to our long-term success. Steel is also essential to enable a clean energy transition, including wind turbines, solar panel array frames, and the motors and bodies of electric cars.

With our focus on innovative customer solutions, empowering people and protecting the environment, the future of steel is sustainable.

Household Hazardous Waste Chemical Collection

For the past 3 years, PPG has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resource Council (PRC) to host the annual Household Hazardous Waste Chemical collection. This is a drive-through event at PPG Paints Arena which has provided over 1,000 Penguins fans and community members with an opportunity to safely discard any household chemicals such as paints, cleaners, and pesticides throughout the years. Together, PPG, the Penguins, and PRC have been able to help safely dispose of 135,000 pounds of chemical waste, keeping the materials out of homes and garages, while diverting them from our soil, air, and water.

Making a Home for Bald Eagles

For the past few years, a pair of bald eagles, named "Irvin" and "Claire" (after U.S. Steel's Clairton plant) have been thriving on property at U. S. Steel's Mon Valley Works Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, PA. U. S. Steel shares the beauty of these majestic birds with the community through the installation of live cameras. This is believed to be the first such camera at a steel plant and only the third camera of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Click below to catch a live look at "Irvin and Claire" via two live cameras.

Penguins, PPG Paints Arena Partner with Green Sports Alliance

The Pittsburgh Penguins and PPG Paints Arena are members of the Green Sports Alliance, an environmentally and socially responsible focused nonprofit organization that convenes stakeholders from around the sporting world.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will collaborate with other Green Sports Alliance members which include professional sports leagues, teams, venues, universities, and corporate partners to support, expand, and promote their sustainability practices. Visit for more information.

Score For Our Future

Evoqua Water Technologies and the Pittsburgh Penguins teamed up to create the Score For Our Future program! Students from North Hills High School, South Allegheny High School, West Allegheny High School, and Riverview High School got to hear from sustainability experts at the Penguins, OVG 360, Aramark, and Evoqua Water Technologies about their current efforts in the sustainability space.

Students then took their knowledge and put it to use creating a project with ideas to make PPG Paints Arena and the Pittsburgh Penguins more sustainable organizations. The 2023 winner of the Score for Our Future program is Riverview High School! Their idea of a multi-stream recycling system won them $5,000 to be used on a sustainability project at their school, as well as a trip to the 2023 NHL Draft!

Powering Our Past and Pioneering Our Future

Have you ever thought about how steel shapes our world? It's not just about towering skyscrapers or massive bridges. Steel has been the backbone of our past and it’s essential to a sustainable future. At U. S. Steel, we are building the future of steel and we're building it one innovation at a time.

We recently turned two diesel locomotives at our Mon Valley Works into eco-friendly, battery-powered machines. The locomotives, which travel within the facilities carrying steel, coke, scrap metal, iron ore, and other materials necessary for production, are expected to reduce airborne particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions by .385 tons - the equivalent emissions of 7,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles.

As we march towards our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, every step counts. Environmental stewardship isn't just a fancy term for us. It's at the core of everything we do, embedded deep in our S.T.E.E.L. Principles. We're talking about a serious commitment to safeguarding our natural resources. After all, our communities, our ecosystems, and heck, our entire planet's future depends on it.

Indra Energy Penguins Pledge Partner and Champion Sustainability Partner

Indra Energy announced the extension of its partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a Penguins Pledge Partner and Champion Sustainability Partner. This renewed partnership through 2025 builds on a successful three-year collaboration in building a more sustainable future and will open new pathways for promoting positive change within the Pittsburgh community and nationwide.

Realizing the Full Potential of EQT

EQT is committed to responsibly developing our world-class asset base and is an industry leader in reducing emissions. Our operations have some of the lowest GHG emissions intensities in the world and we expect to be Net Zero by the end of 2024.

At EQT, we are guided by a higher purpose of providing energy security to the world and lowering global emissions. Everything we do is about seeking to deliver cheaper, more reliable, cleaner energy to the world.

We reached environmental milestones as we eliminated 100% of natural gas-powered pneumatic devices from our production operation reducing our annual carbon footprint by more than 300,000 metric tons of CO2, and were awarded a “Gold Standard” rating for 2022 by the United Nations’ Oil & Gas Methane Partnership for our methane reduction efforts.