Partnerships

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Partnerships

Our Commitment of Service to Others

We have an appreciation for the interdependence of all our stakeholders and pride in our Benjamin Moore family. We believe together, with charitable organizations, the neighborhoods where we live and work, our network of independent retailers, painting contractors, and the architectural and design community, we are true partners in creating change and strengthening our communities and businesses to thrive for years to come.

Strengthening Communities

Benjamin Moore is committed to inspiring and transforming communities across the globe by supporting charitable programs and nonprofit organizations that provide stability, support underserved populations, and preserve history for generations to come. Workforce development, housing and community development, and preservation /sustainability are at the core of our social impact efforts, providing support through career and educational programs, in-kind donations, financial contributions, and employee volunteerism. Additionally, Benjamin Moore regional teams support organizations that align with our giving mission and enhance our local communities.

Preserving Our History
Benjamin Moore is proud of our role in protecting and preserving history for the future. Our sustainable coatings contribute to the support of numerous nonprofit organizations and local projects that maintain and beautify our environment as well as enhance historic places for generations to come.

In 2021, we continued our collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with more than 1,500 gallons of paint helping to preserve National Trust owned sites, as well as our ongoing campaign to tell the stories where women made history.

Learn more about our work in the communities we serve.


2021 GIVING BY THE NUMBERS

Monetary Donations

$613,690 

Paint

4,980 gallons

Volunteer Hours

540 

Matching Gifts

$339,461







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Developing the Next Generation of Workers

Through educational programs that teach architecture, interior design, trade skills, science, technology and engineering, Benjamin Moore is enabling individuals to achieve careers they never thought possible. Since 2015, we have provided more than $700,000 in scholarship and program funding to help students gain access to enhanced education in these fields.

Over the last four years, Benjamin Moore has partnered with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) on the organization’s Student Portfolio Competition – offering students the opportunity to submit their portfolio to be reviewed by industry professionals and experience the interview process, with winners receiving scholarship funds and no cost access to SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit. To date, we have reached more than 600 students across the globe and recognized 20 winners for their outstanding work.
Transforming Lives and Local Communities

At Benjamin Moore, we believe paint is transformational and color can encourage tranquility and boost energy. From a patient using an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facility to a veteran exploring their new Gary Sinise Foundation specially adapted smart home for the first time, we are honored to be a small part of their journey. Since 2015, Benjamin Moore has helped welcome home 50 severely wounded heroes and their families through our work with the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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Supporting Our Business Partners

Since 1883, Benjamin Moore has been committed to distributing our products exclusively through the independent retail channel. With more than 7,500 locally owned and operated paint & decorating and hardware retailers throughout North America and a presence in 75 countries globally, we understand the important link our businesses have to each other’s success. In 2021, added 387 new outlets to our U.S. and Canada-based network as well as 181 stores through Benjamin Moore UK’s recent partnership with Brewers Decorator Centres.
Our work with independent, locally owned retailers spans many aspects of business support, from training and marketing solutions to in-store fixture programs and product promotions. Our overall goal is to ensure the success and longevity of each retailer business and the Benjamin Moore brand.

All Benjamin Moore independent retailers can benefit from the following resources.
  • Store Design and Setup Services
  • Branded Fixtures + Installation
  • Exterior Sign Program
  • E-Commerce + Website Program
  • Co-op Program
  • Asset Library
An independent Benjamin Moore retailer sells paint to a painting contractor.
Additionally, Benjamin Moore offers Retailer Business Consulting to aid retailers through business or financial issues. These services include:
  • Branching-out program
  • Business refinements
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Restructuring consulting
  • Acquisition and growth forecasting
  • Business and succession planning
  • Training and success modeling
  • Human resources insight and services
Learn more about becoming an independent Benjamin Moore retailer.
Uniting with Professional Painting Contractors

Together, skilled professional painting contractors and Benjamin Moore products enhance home and community spaces. We ensure our loyal contractors have access to the tools they need to attract employees and maintain operations.

Benjamin Moore informational resources for painting contractors include:
  • Delivery for "how to" and project advice from our experts
  • Troubleshooting tips and tools
  • A slate of color tools to help clients make project-delaying color decisions
  • Solutions for minimizing environmental impact
Understanding these small businesses are more than jobs, but livelihoods for generations, Benjamin Moore is exploring business solutions to help owners ensure long-term stability and success. Additionally, we support many trade associations including the Painting Contractors Association, Commercial Painting Industry Association and the British Coatings Federation provide educational opportunities, business support, networking, and much more for painting professionals.

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Collaborating with the Architectural and Design Community

Architects, designers, color consultants and professional specifiers count on our experienced team for the resources they need to deliver quality services to their customers, including:
  • Providing technical information and project guidance
  • Training and collaborating with color consultants
  • Hosting local industry events
  • Delivering Continuing Education Programming (CEU) and other learning opportunities
Benjamin Moore works closely with industry associations, including American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Interior Designers of Canada. We also engage with local industry organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally, we partner with Material Bank, a sustainability focused business, to ship samples. This relationship encourages repurposing of returned samples, thus blocking gently used materials from entering the waste stream.




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People

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

Next to a 1.7 megawatt solar array, large samples of exterior paint colors and products are tested in the test farm.

Planet

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

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Product

We are committed to delivering products to our customers that are innovative, effective, safe, and minimize our impact on the environment.

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Corporate Responsibility Overview Archive

Reports from previous years are available for download.