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PRODUCT

Skilled craftsmen and chemists apply years of experience to develop our products through a convergence of art and science. The result is paint of impeccable quality with unrivaled richness of color.

Innovation is a key component of our competitive advantage. Benjamin Moore is committed to developing products that are effective, safe and minimize impacts on the environment. Our efforts to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and certify select products to third-party standards are cornerstones of our commitment to product stewardship.
Benjamin Moore employees working on the quality control lab bench.

Reducing VOC Emissions

Benjamin Moore was the first company in the U.S. to introduce a zero VOC waterborne tinting system to the marketplace: our patented Gennex® Color Technology. We have been reducing VOC emissions from our paints by reformulating various product lines and discontinuing high VOC product lines. Benjamin Moore’s lowest VOC paints include Natura®, Aura®, Eco-Spec® WB, Ultra Spec® 500, ben®, Waterborne Ceiling Paint and Regal® Select. A majority of our architectural coating formulations range from 0-100 grams per liter (g/L) VOC, compared to previous formulations ranging from 100-250 g/L VOC.
A Benjamin Moore scientist stands next to a lab hood in the R&D lab.

Asthma and Allergy Friendly®

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Ltd. (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. Natura® is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®.
Cans of Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec 500 ride along the filling line.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Product assessments are performed by a qualified independent organization trained by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that manages the certification program.

Benjamin Moore’s Ultra Spec® 500 Waterborne Interior Paint and Natura® are Cradle to Cradle certified Silver.
A Benjamin Moore chemist measures samples of Natura paint.

Green Seal™

Green Seal™, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to safeguard the health of people and the planet, provides science-based environmental certification standards to help manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. Natura is certified to GS-11, Green Seal’s standard for paints, coatings, stains and sealers. GS-11 establishes performance criteria for products and helps protect air quality, health and the environment by prohibiting harmful chemicals, limiting VOC content for base paint and colorants, and requiring consumer education measures regarding proper use, recycling and disposal. GS-11 sets limits on the level of VOCs in both base paint and colorants, thereby ensuring that even a heavily tinted paint will still contain a low level of VOCs.
Testing the properties of a can of Benjamin Moore paint

LEED®

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the leading third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world. Its certification program guides the construction, operations, and maintenance design for buildings and communities toward sustainability.

Using Benjamin Moore paints and coatings can contribute to up to five credits under LEED’s newest standard, v4. For example, to earn maximum credits as a low-emitting interior material, flat paint must meet a VOC level of 50 g/L or less and be emissions-certified. A number of our products are formulated to meet these criteria.
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Planet

We pride ourselves on being environmental stewards at work and in the community.

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People

Our diverse workforce forms one team collectively working toward shared success and continuing a more than 135 year legacy.

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Partnerships

Our goal is to transform communities through programs that open doors, provide stability and preserve our history for generations to come.

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A native purple pickerelweed, as seen on Benjamin Moore premises.

Corporate Responsibility Overview

The 2017 report in one downloadable PDF.

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