I’ll bet you didn’t know that paint accounts for a large share of air pollution. And with the world reducing carbon footprints in a big way, changes in manufacturing and application methods will need a revamp. Sherwin Williams, the paint brand used by RB Painting, is on it.
How do you know if the paint going on your walls is made by a manufacturer company using best practices and promoting sustainability?
Look for their ESG rating.
ESG is a recent standard being used to rate a company’s sustainability and ethical protocols (Environmental, Social and Governance.) About 500 large companies are rated using these criteria. Within that 500 companies are the paint manufacturers, who must develop low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint that is safe for your home and those inside.
Criteria for being included in an ESG ranking includes a company’s
- use of renewable energy sources
- its waste management program
- how it handles potential problems of air or water pollution arising from its operations
- deforestation issues (if applicable)
- and its attitude and actions around climate change issues
Sherwin Williams is committed to “reducing the environmental footprint of their global operations, taking a continuous improvement approach to reducing our carbon emissions, energy use and waste, while expanding our sourcing of renewable energy and recycling methods.”
RB Painting uses Sherwin Williams paints, which is rated 37th of all 500 firms, ranked 5th of over 60 manufacturers in their industry category ‘Materials & Chemicals’.
For instance, they reduce waste and damage to the earth’s eco-sphere by providing a way to return unused paint for re-manufacture, by reducing their carbon emissions, energy use and waste, while expanding sources of renewable energy and recycling methods.
The ESG ranking is not just for producers of materials and chemicals. The financial services industry is responding to a growing demand for stocks that can create an earth-friendly portfolio. Investor’s Business Daily rated Sherwin Williams ‘Best ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Companies 2021’. So virtually every company doing business in the US are now being ranked by their commitment to the earth’s future.
At RB Painting, we feel confident that the products we use on your home are safe and sustainable. And we take our stewardship of the earth seriously.