The Sherwin-Williams Company has issued its 2021 Sustainability Report, reflecting progress made in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) projects.
The company said it is proud of its ESG track record and accomplishments, citing several recent achievements including publishing its first report aligning with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework, more than 1 million gallons (3.8 million litres) of paint collected in 2021 for recycling through PaintCare, and a more than 50 per cent reduction in employee injury rate since 2015.
Sherwin-Williams also implemented its Sustainability by Design programme across the company to aid the growth of sustainably advantaged products and developed a structured process for measuring and assessing Scope 3 emissions.
“At Sherwin-Williams, corporate responsibility and sustainability are central to how we do business. We demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our employees, customers, communities, shareholders and other stakeholders through our continued efforts to develop and implement comprehensive policies, goals and programmes in pursuit of our ESG objectives,” said John Morikis, Sherwin-Williams Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our 2021 Sustainability Report reflects the progress we have made in pursuit of our goals and outlines the steps we are taking that reflect our commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do.”
Sherwin-Williams said this year’s Sustainability Report builds on the enhanced sustainability framework introduced in the 2020 report, focusing on three pillars: Environmental Footprint, Product Blueprint and Social Imprint that sit “on a foundation of governance and ethics”. In preparing the document, the company referenced sustainability reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the TCFD.