Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Sherwin-Williams doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

Sherwin-Williams has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices are needed to increase their score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Sherwin-Williams is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Sherwin-Williams operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 8.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1866 and headquartered in Cleveland, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a prominent entity in the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in the production and distribution of paints and coatings. The company offers a wide array of products for professional, industrial, and retail markets, including well-known brands like Valspar and Minwax. With over 4,100 company-operated stores, Sherwin-Williams serves customers globally and is recognized for its diverse and innovative workforce of 60,000 employees.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams should consider improving their Scope 1 emissions tracking and reporting to better pinpoint areas for emission reductions.

Good news, Sherwin-Williams has embraced SBTi commitments

Sherwin-Williams has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. These targets encompass both direct emissions from their own operations and indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

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