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150 Years of Excellence

Our mission to cover the earth began more than 150 years ago in 1866. Founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in Cleveland, Ohio, the duo went on to shape an industry and create a global legacy. That legacy continues on today as we look ahead and continue to innovate our future.

Our Values

Guiding us as we evolve and grow, we look to our Company Values to ensure we stay true to our mission.

Our Recent Awards

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We're honored to be recognized as an industry innovator and top employer in the following categories:



Sherwin-Williams provides a wide range of competitive benefits for the diverse needs of our 60,000 employees throughout the world. Sherwin-Williams cares about all aspects of well-being including the social, emotional, physical and financial well-being of all our employees and their families.

Through our robust Total Rewards package, we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and other programs to support your growth, both personally and professionally, as a Sherwin-Williams employee. Depending upon your location, your Total Rewards package offerings may differ.

U.S. Candidates

Visit www.myswbenefits.com and click on “Candidates” to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you’re hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Canada Candidates

Visit www.benefitscentre.ca/sherwin, choose your preferred language, click on the “Resource Centre” tab and then click “Benefits 101” to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you’re hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Candidates in other countries

Contact your local HR representative to discuss benefit offerings that you may be eligible for.


Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Caring in Full Color

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With a commitment to being a responsible leader, we’re proud of our achievements in our communities and in being more environmentally friendly in our operations. Learn more in our 2020 Sustainability Report. 


Environmental Stewardship

Sherwin-Williams focuses on reducing environmental impact in areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, electricity consumption, and waste reduction. From the plants where our products are manufactured to the point of purchase, Sherwin-Williams invests in sustainability initiatives guided by the needs of our communities and customers to grow our business with care.

Our Paint

Sherwin-Williams invested in enhancing overall consumer confidence and well-being with GREENGUARD Certification, the notation used to help consumers identify coatings with low chemical emissions. To-date we have more than 90 products that meet this environmental standard.

S-W Cares

S-W Cares is a standardized platform to communicate approach and expectations — and a roadmap for achieving EHS excellence across the company. It provides a leadership governance structure, a common language, and tools and measures for continuously improving efforts to ensure safe workplaces, protect the environment, and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Color a Brighter Tomorrow

In celebration of our milestone 150th anniversary, the Directors of the Sherwin-Williams Foundation established a pool of funds to distribute to deserving nonprofits nominated by our local teams.

National Painting Week

Every year during National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams employees dedicate their time, effort and our products to upgrade nonprofits, churches, schools and other pillars of communities.