Under the Sustainability by Design program, we are formalizing our approach to integrating sustainability into our innovation and product development process. We have refined our definition of "sustainably advantaged products" to be clearer and more verifiable -- with the Sherwin-Williams definition as "products that achieve a level of third-party green chemistry, ecolabel or similar recognition." We are further expanding our portfolio of "sustainably advantaged products" to benefit our business, our customers and other stakeholders. Through life cycle thinking and a strong commitment to product stewardship, we continue to provide world-class products in a safe and responsible manner.
Product Blueprint Philosophy and 2022 Highlights
- Established the Sustainability by Design Stage-Gate Process as a standard part of the product innovation and development processes
- Enhanced the supplier engagement component of our Product Blueprint strategy
- Refined our definition of “sustainably advantaged products” to be clearer and more verifiable – with the Sherwin-Williams definition as “products that achieve a level of third-party green chemistry, ecolabel or similar recognition”
- Enhanced our culture of internal engagement to further embed sustainability into the business and into our products