We're Putting Green Ideas to Work
At Sherwin-Williams, we've pioneered the use of environmentally-preferable solutions in our business practices by:
Reducing waste and conserving natural resources in manufacturing facilities
Using sophisticated software to determine distribution routes to minimize fuel
Increasing the use of biodiesel fuel
Becoming a U.S. EPA SmartWaysm Transport Partner as a shipper/carrier
Implementing recycling programs at offices, stores and distribution centers
Installing energy efficient systems at all new plant facilities
Pioneering the use of renewable or sustainable raw materials in some formulations
Using blown-in-line colorant bottles that use less resin, save freight costs and reduce the volume of hazardous waste
Meeting the Toughest VOC Regulations
We've found innovative ways to make coatings that are compliant with even the most stringent VOC limits. A wide selection of our products already meets new guidelines for industrial and architectural applications, and we offer a variety of products that qualify for LEED-certified projects.
What is EcoVision™?
EcoVision is our company-wide commitment to look for and implement ways that reduce our impact on the environment. It's a shared and ongoing vision that all Sherwin-Williams employees can help achieve.
Sherwin-Williams is committed to being a recognized leader in the development of sustainable processes, products and activities that preserve natural resources, protect the environment, and contribute to social improvement.
We consider the environmental impact of our actions and we promote the conservation of natural resources.
We develop new products and processes that are innovative, and reduce the environmental impact throughout the life cycle of their use.
We measure progress and hold ourselves accountable for making continuous improvement, reporting our progress and making legitimate claims.
We respect the customs, cultures and social needs in all communities where we conduct business.
We expect every employee to take responsibility for reducing our impact on the environment.