Supplier Diversity


Sherwin-Williams recognizes that our operations have an impact on the development of the communities in which we live and work. We believe that success is achieved through a diverse group of people working together to find the best solutions. Our goal is to create a supplier base that exemplifies inclusion and represents the diversity of our employees, customers, and community.

Our commitment to supplier diversity goes beyond the belief that it’s “the right thing to do.” Finding good suppliers helps Sherwin-Williams optimize our products, services, operations, and facilities.

Sherwin-Williams offers access to opportunities for all businesses. Suppliers big and small, can be assured by Sherwin-Williams’ integrity and fair business practices. In addition to providing the supply of goods and services for our Company, a diverse supplier base can translate into job creation and economic development that benefits communities all across the globe.

Our Supplier Diversity Program looks for a diverse group of suppliers to address our company’s needs. At times, we specifically look for businesses who are in one or more of the following categories to improve our supplier diversity:

• Small businesses (including small disadvantaged business)
• Minority owned businesses
• Female owned businesses
• Veteran owned businesses (including Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses)
• LGBT owned businesses
• HUBZone businesses
• Alaskan Native Corporations Indian tribe owned businesses