Energy

 

G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization.

 
Sherwin-Williams has set goals to reduce energy usage. Progress can be found on pages 41 and 42 of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report . CSR Report on pages 72-73
 

G4-EN5 Energy Intensity

 
Sherwin-Williams has set goals to reduce energy usage. Progress can be found on pages 41 and 42 of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report .
 

G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption

 
Sherwin-Williams is committed to the effective and efficient use of energy throughout our operations. Using environmentally responsible practices, Sherwin-Williams will promote energy efficiency by evaluating new technology, optimizing current processes and implementing programs that will focus on improvements in Safety, Quality, People, Service, and Cost.
 
The U.S. Department of Energy has frequently recognized the Sherwin-Williams Global Supply Chain for their voluntary commitment to reducing the energy intensity of their U.S. manufacturing operations.   
 
Sherwin-Williams has also been voluntarily participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since reporting year 2005. The CDP requests that its participants report their global GHG inventories from their activities, based upon stated boundaries. Additionally, the CDP asks that respondents answer a questionnaire designed to provide transparent information about GHG-related risks and opportunities, corporate governance and climate change communications.
 
Some of our energy saving initiatives include:
 
  • Participation in Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now Program
  • Lighting replacements
  • Upgrading equipment with higher efficiency units
  • Boiler upgrades
  • Elimination of air leaks
  • Equipment idle scheduling
  • Streamlined national distribution processes
    • Utilizing sophisticated software to determine the most efficient distribution routes
    • Participating as an U.S. EPA SmartWaysm Transport Partner as a shipper/carrier
    • Improved packaging to eliminate unnecessary weight and volume of material being shipped
  • Programmable HVAC systems
  • Centralized HVAC control of stores
 
The Carbon Disclosure Project provides more information about this specific program.