Sherwin Williams

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Doing Our Part for the Planet

We are committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our global operations. We take a continuous improvement approach to reducing our carbon emissions, energy use and waste generation, while expanding our sourcing of renewable energy and recycling methods.

Footprint GOALS

  1. Reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
  2. Increase renewable energy to 50% of total electricity usage
  3. Increase operational energy efficiency by 20%
  4. Reduce waste disposal intensity by 25%

Climate change is a global challenge that can have a material impact on any business – from sourcing materials and manufacturing products, to managing energy in facilities and utilizing resources across the value chain. We are committed to addressing this challenge and are advancing our efforts with forward thinking, additional tools and goals that provide the framework for a decade of significant progress.

Our Climate Strategy

Since 2009, we have had a climate strategy focused on reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including emissions from our operations (Scope 1) and from the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2). In 2019, we added emissions data related to our upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3).

In 2020, we began aligning our climate strategy to reflect a science-based target approach, influenced by global efforts to limit global warming to well-below 2.0 degrees Celsius. We have adopted a new approach to better reflect and align with certain global efforts, including setting new GHG emissions reduction targets. Our goal is to reduce our absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 30% by 2030, compared with a 2019 baseline. In our view, the benefit of setting an absolute goal, rather than an intensity goal, is that it aligns best with what the planet needs – an absolute reduction of GHG emissions. We plan to further evaluate our climate-related risks and opportunities.

Climate & Footprint

Focusing on Renewable Energy

Sherwin-Williams has established a goal to increase renewable energy to 50% of total electricity usage by 2030. To help us achieve this goal and our other 2030 carbon and climate goals, we will be exploring a variety of renewable energy mechanisms and tools. Our options may include, but will not be limited to, onsite renewable energy generation at some Company locations, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and renewable energy credits (RECs).

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