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Green Initiatives

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.