Our Commitment to the Environment
At the heart of our business is a mission to help consumers protect decks, driveways, fences and many other outdoor structures from damage that could ultimately lead to early replacement. In addition, we strive to develop cutting-edge product formulations that perform, while lowering their environmental impact. For many years, Thompson’s® WaterSeal® has been a leader in creating new water-based technologies for our waterproofing line. Beyond the formula in the can – are the packages themselves, manufactured using recycled materials.
As part of The Sherwin-Williams Company, we devote significant resources to improving our environmental stewardship. A staff of more than 70 professionals at corporate headquarters works full-time on these issues.
Sherwin-Williams has established goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, electricity usage, non-hazardous liquid waste generated, non-hazardous solid waste generated, and hazardous waste generated per unit of production.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% per 100 lb. produced by 2016.
Reduce electricity usage by 25% per 100 lb. produced by 2016.
Reduce non-hazardous liquid waste generated by 25% per 100 lb. produced by 2016.
Reduce non-hazardous solid waste generated by 25% per 100 lb. produced by 2016.
Reduce hazardous waste generated by 50% per 100 lb. produced by 2016.