Air Emissions

How is the Company working to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions?

Sherwin-Williams is committed to complying with all applicable regulations. Corporate personnel assist plants in calculating air emissions, compliance reporting, and preparing permit applications. Plant personnel perform and monitor day-to-day operations related to air quality management. Corporate regulatory personnel review product labeling and formulations to ensure that Sherwin-Williams’ products meet all local, state, and federal requirements.

In 2006, Sherwin-Williams installed air pollution control equipment, thermal oxidizers, at its four highest hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emitting plants at a total cost of over $10,000,000. The pollution control equipment was demonstrated to destroy over 90% of captured VOC and HAP emissions. As a result of these controls, the combined VOC and HAP emissions from all Sherwin-Williams manufacturing plants in the United States have been reduced by more than 17%.

What are its total Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions?

VOC Emissions

What are its total mercury (Hg) releases?

Mercury is one of a group of metals subject to stringent control by the Sherwin-Williams Company. Raw material vendors are required to disclose even trace levels of metals in their supplied materials. No Sherwin-Williams facility has had reportable quantities of mercury air emissions.