Sherwin Williams

Cleveland, Ohio

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Sherwin Williams scored a 65 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Sherwin Williams increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Sherwin Williams is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. However, the company has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Sherwin Williams receives a Medium Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of Sherwin Williams

John G. Morikis

John G. Morikis


Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin Williams is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Materials industry. John G. Morikis and John G. Morikis serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $15,700 to Republican causes and $17,000 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Sherwin Williams currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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