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Product Blueprint






Product Innovation & Stewardship

We are proud of all the good that our paints and coatings do – adding durability, longevity, aesthetic appeal and other positive impacts to architectural and industrial applications. Sherwin-Williams has a long and distinguished history of producing products with sustainability attributes. By aligning with industry-leading guidelines and third-party certifications, we are committed to continuing to expand this portfolio under the category of “sustainably advantaged products.”

Sustainability by Design program

Essential to our product innovation and development processes, product conception and optimization are the foundation of our Sustainability by Design program. The program embeds life cycle thinking, which considers impacts throughout our value chain, into the earliest stages of our product innovation and development processes. As we develop and enhance products, sustainability remains top of mind.


From initial concept through commercialization, we identify ways to make our products more sustainable and better-performing by evaluating health and safety considerations, chemical formulations, resource conservation, circularity and product performance, among other areas. Aligning the Sustainability by Design program with our Stage-Gate process clarifies and streamlines our approach for business implementation. This process also provides flexibility to evolve with the needs of each of our businesses.

Our Commitment to Product Stewardship Excellence

Our legacy of product stewardship is the foundation that enables us to pursue our Sustainability by Design program across the enterprise, serving as our proactive, foundational process to aid the growth of our "sustainably advantaged products" portfolio. We are committed to delivering world-class products that are safe and effective when used as directed.


We have a proactive product stewardship strategy that guides all phases of our product development and is rooted in continuous improvement. It prioritizes recognizing and addressing the potential impacts of our products throughout their life cycle, from design and development through use and disposal and steps in between. We assess ingredients in a product formulation in terms of human health, product safety, environmental impact and physical and chemical properties.