Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Sherwin-Williams
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SHW)
Headquartered in: 
Ohio
Major Industry: 
paints and coatings
Specific Industry: 
paints & coatings
Penalty total since 2000: 
$187,932,247
Number of records: 
73
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$101,698,5523
employment-related offenses$83,681,8203
environment-related offenses$1,869,61333
safety-related offenses$682,26234
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$101,682,0522
benefit plan administrator violation$80,000,0001
wage and hour violation$3,681,8202
environmental violation$1,869,61333
workplace safety or health violation$381,34225
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case.
Download results as CSV or XML (maximum 10,000; for access to larger downloads contact Phil Mattera)
Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
The Sherwin-Williams Company consumer protection violation 2019 CA-MULTI $101,666,667
Sherwin-Williams Co. benefit plan administrator violation 2013 EBSA $80,000,000
Sherwin-Williams Company wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $3,650,000
Sherwin Williams Company environmental violation 2011 EPA $570,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, CO environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $570,000
The Sherwin-Williams Co. environmental violation 2019 CA-ARB $220,000
Valspar Corporation environmental violation 2009 CA-ARB $218,000
The Sherwin-Williams Company environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $96,451
Sherwin-Williams Company environmental violation 2020 CA-DPR $90,401
QUEST SPECIALTY COATINGS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $80,000
Sherwin-Williams Co. aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $72,500
Sherwin Williams environmental violation 2003 NC-ENV $64,750
Sherwin Williams Co. (Holland, MI) environmental violation 2013 EPA $62,450
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY environmental violation 2012 EPA $62,400
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $52,965
The Sherwin-Williams Co. environmental violation 2007 OH-ENV $50,000
Valspar Coatings environmental violation 2005 NC-ENV $49,900
SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $47,250
SHERWIN WILLIAMS aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $44,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $44,000
VALSPAR CORPORATION environmental violation 2015 EPA $40,000
VALSPAR CORP environmental violation 2001 IN-ENV $38,800
The SherwinWilliams Company motor vehicle safety violation 2019 FMCSA $35,250
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $35,000
Valspar Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $32,400
The Sherwin-Williams Co. environmental violation 2006 OH-ENV $32,000
The Sherwin-Willilams Company. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $31,820
SHERWIN WILLIAMS environmental violation 2012 MD-ENV $30,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS environmental violation 2011 EPA $27,440
SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT STORE, #5427 workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $22,500
SHERWIN WILLIAMS aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $20,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $19,496
QUEST SPECIALTY COATINGS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $19,350
Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing environmental violation 2019 KY-ENV $19,000
The Sherwin-Williams Company environmental violation 2005 CT-ENV $18,720
Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc., DBA Guardsman insurance violation 2017 UT-INS $16,500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY environmental violation 2002 FL-DEP $15,510
Sherwin-Williams consumer protection violation 2007 WI-DATC $15,385
Sherwin-Williams Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $15,000
SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COMPANY aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $15,000
SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE environmental violation 2016 KY-ENV $15,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES CO environmental violation 2015 KY-ENV $15,000
VALSPAR CORPORATION environmental violation 2004 EPA $14,553
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $14,000
Engineered Polymer Solutions d/b/a Valspar Coating environmental violation 2005 EPA $13,090
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $12,675
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,471
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,000
Sherwin Williams Company environmental violation 2011 CA-DPR $11,000
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO THE environmental violation 2001 IN-ENV $10,000
Sherwin Williams Diversifies Brand Co. environmental violation 2010 CA-ARB $9,900
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,700
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,506
Valspar environmental violation 2014 CA-ARB $9,000
SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,000
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,956
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY motor vehicle safety violation 2007 FMCSA $7,920
Sherwin-Williams Company environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $7,500
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS environmental violation 2003 MD-ENV $7,000
VALSPAR CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
The Sherwin-Williams Company environmental violation 2012 CA-ARB $6,750
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,750
THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,630
The Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing Company environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $6,602
THE VALSPAR CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $6,160
THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,098
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
The Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing Company environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $5,996
THE VALSPAR CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,500
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,335
SHERWIN WILLIAMS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,250
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,000
SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,000
Download results as CSV or XML (maximum 10,000; for access to larger downloads contact Phil Mattera)