Our business thrives because of the communities in which we work, so Benjamin Moore works to give back to those communities. Our good neighbor policy aims to meet the needs of the present without jeopardizing the needs of the future.
Our North American Strategic Philanthropy supports charitable giving in six areas:
Locally, each Benjamin Moore facility also supports programs that strengthen its community.
Manufacturing takes from the earth, so we work to protect and restore. Sound environmental management drives all our business practices and charitable giving. All of our manufacturing facilities operate under a stringent environmental code of conduct and policy; three are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. We actively give to and work with the WHC, the National Audubon Society, the Raptor Trust, Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps (CLEARCorps/USA), and the Scenic Hudson River Restoration Project.
Benjamin Moore is proud of its role in preserving America’s architectural heritage. We supply the paints, finishes, and tools for historic restoration projects Coast-to-coast, including The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts; the Thomas Cole house in Catskill, New York; Villa Montezuma in San Diego, California; the Opal Lawrence House, in Mesquite, Texas; and the Morris Jummel Mansion in New York City.
Benjamin Moore is the North American Paint Provider for the Ronald McDonald House Charities®. We also donate paints and services to homeless shelters, housing programs, disaster relief programs, and medical treatment facilities. Our Model Cities program - Lead Free Is Best for Me - supports outreach in underserved communities to ensure that at-risk children are protected from and tested for lead poisoning. We also provide opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds and skills to achieve their full potential by supporting work/life organizations and national programs for the advancement of minorities.
Generosity begins at work
First responders, educational and youth programs, environmental support, historic preservation, and disaster relief programs are at the heart and soul of our communities. That’s why they’re the beneficiaries of our local charitable efforts. Community ResponsibilityDays and “Project Wild” classes hosted by Benjamin Moore employees are award-winning programs. With our Employee Double Matching Gift program, Benjamin Moore personnel can provide additional support for the nonprofit organizations of their choice.
Paint and the Environment
Our ongoing effort to produce the highest-quality paints, finishes, and coatings is also reflected in our long-term commitment to preserving the environment. We seek always to ensure that our products are manufactured and used in an environmentally responsible manner.
To learn more about our efforts to protect the environment, browse the links below:
- Cleanup and Disposal
Learn more about properly cleaning up after painting and how paint should be disposed.
- Lead Information
Exposure to lead is a major health concern. The more informed you are about possible lead sources in your home, the better equipped you are to keep your family safe from potential hazards.
- What's in Paint
Paint is a simple mixture of ingredients including pigments, a binder, and a diluent. Find out more about each of these ingredients and how they combine to form paint.
- National Regulations
The U.S. government regulates a number of chemicals and additives used in the kinds of architectural coatings produced at Benjamin Moore. Learn more about these regulations, and see related links regarding paint regulation.