Sherwin-Williams sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals
Reduction of 4% by 2012 is part of the company's commitment to EPA's Climate Leaders program.
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) haspledged to reduce its total U.S.greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4% from 2007 to 2012. The Sherwin-WilliamsCompany has committed to this reduction goal as a partner in the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program, which thecompany joined in 2007.
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-governmentpartnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate changestrategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the globalenvironment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gasemissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reductiongoals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation,companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPArecognition as corporate environmental leaders.
"By setting a greenhouse gas reduction goal,we are complementing our overall sustainability strategy of managing naturalresources efficiently and responsibly. We believe that being stewards of theenvironment is consistent with the values of all our stakeholders and take theresponsibility seriously," said John Gerulis, Sherwin-Williams VicePresident of Environmental, Health & Regulatory Affairs.
The Sherwin-Williams voluntary greenhouse gasreduction pledge is just one facet of the company’s overall commitment to be aleader in sustainable practices. Through EcoVision, Sherwin-Williams works toestablish itself as a leader in the development of sustainable processes,products, and activities that are profitable, preserve natural resources, andcontribute to social improvement. By reducing its environmental impact,Sherwin-Williams believes it can positively impact society by improving thequality of life in the communities where we do business, while making apositive economic impact for the company, its customers, and investors.
In addition to the Climate Leaders program,Sherwin-Williams is active in other environmental programs including EPA’sSmartway for transporters and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Save Energy Now.
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