Sherwin-Williams Co

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is an American Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry. The company primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. The company is mostly known through its Sherwin-Williams Paints line.

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Campaign Finance

$453,171 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
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$3,810,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

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covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Sherwin-Williams Co

View all lobbying data for Sherwin-Williams Co Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 181 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Sherwin-Williams Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$3,600,000 Received

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $2,000,000 Sherwin-Williams Co: PaintShield for Protecting People from Microbial Threats
2008 $1,600,000 Sherwin-Williams Co: Chemical, Smoke and Equipment Defeating Technology -- Paint Shield for Protecting People from Microbial Threats
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EPA Violations

12 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al. Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (+71 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $37,000,000
Alcan Corporation Sherwin Williams Co. (THE) (+81 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $13,150,000
American Standard Inc., Et Al. (Avery Dennison Corp.) The Sherwin-Williams Company (+42 others) 2008 Camden, Nj $9,539,092
Third Site Admin Order On Consent (Cercla) The Sherwin-Williams Corporation (+85 others) 2003 Zionsville, In $3,100,000
Abb, Inc. Et Al (Spectron Deminimis Settlement) Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (+547 others) 2003 Elkton, Md $2,803,841
Calumet Containter Admin Order On Consent (Cercla) The Sherwin Williams1 Company (+50 others) 2006 Hammond, In $2,784,520
Chemical Recovery Consent Decree (Cercla) The Sherwin Williams Company (+42 others) 2010 Elyria, Oh $2,575,000
I.W.I. Industries Wellco Section 107 Litigation (Cercla) The Sherwin Williams Company (+23 others) 2008 Summit, Il $2,099,852
Constitution Road Drum Site Sherwin-Williams Company (+102 others) 2006 Atlanta, Ga $2,072,339
Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site Sherwin Williams Company The (+24 others) 2004 Tewksbury, Ma $2,000,000
View all EPA violations data for Sherwin-Williams Co Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data