Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Sherwin-Williams
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SHW)
Headquartered in: 
Ohio
Major Industry: 
paints & coatings
Specific Industry: 
paints and coatings
Penalty total since 2000: 
$183,610,030
Number of records: 
54
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$101,698,5523
employment-related offenses$80,031,8202
environment-related offenses$1,211,39616
safety-related offenses$668,26233
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$101,682,0522
benefit plan administrator violation$80,000,0001
environmental violation$1,211,39616
workplace safety or health violation$367,34224
aviation safety violation$242,7506
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.

Associated Names: 

ENGINEERED POLYMER SOLUTIONS; Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc., DBA Guardsman; QUEST SPECIALTY COATINGS; SHERWIN WILLIAMS; SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTO FINISHES: 6131570; SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTO FINISHES: 7349535; SHERWIN WILLIAMS ENNIS PLANT; SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT; SHERWIN WILLILAMS; SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY 260050004700016; THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY - BALTIMORE; THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY; The SherwinWilliams Company; VALSPAR

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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:

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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 environmental violation 2011 EPA $570,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, CO environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $570,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY 260050004700016 environmental violation 2000 EPA $176,500
SHERWIN WILLIAMS ENNIS PLANT environmental violation 2018 EPA $120,563
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 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
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
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-Willilams Company. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $31,820
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY - BALTIMORE environmental violation 2012 EPA $30,000
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS environmental violation 2011 EPA $27,440
ENGINEERED POLYMER SOLUTIONS environmental violation 2006 EPA $25,000
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
Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc., DBA Guardsman insurance violation 2017 UT-INS $16,500
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 Auto Finishes: 6131570 environmental violation 2015 EPA $15,000
Sherwin Williams Auto Finishes: 7349535 environmental violation 2016 EPA $15,000
VALSPAR CORPORATION environmental violation 2004 EPA $14,553
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
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
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
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY - BALTIMORE environmental violation 2003 EPA $7,000
VALSPAR CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $7,000
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 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 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
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