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People

Collaboration, Innovation, Success

Our continued success is attributable to the more than 1,900 Benjamin Moore employees that dedicate their time and talents to the brand and exemplify our core values of openness, integrity, community, excellence and safety. The diverse disciplines within our workforce form one team that shares achievements and together, builds upon our 138-year legacy within the marketplace.

With an impressive average of nearly 10 years of service, Benjamin Moore employees enjoy an environment of collaboration and learning. Employee offerings are regularly evaluated to ensure our people receive competitive benefits, career development options and opportunities to come together in-person and virtually.

We recognize our sustained success is because of our dedicated and diverse team and we are committed to focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in our workplace. Learn more about our DE&I efforts.


Total Rewards–The Employee Experience

Our Total Rewards initiatives demonstrate Benjamin Moore’s holistic commitment to fostering a healthy workforce. We are focused on our employees’ overall well-being, ensuring they feel a sense of purpose in their job and community, have opportunities to grow as people and in their careers, and return home safely each day.
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Wellbeing
We believe the physical, mental and financial well-being of our employees is the foundation of a productive lifestyle in and outside of the workplace. Biometric screenings are offered annually, with 80-90% of our employees and their spouses learning their biometrics scores. These screenings help identify certain health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes as well as provide a baseline assessment on the health of the company’s overall workforce. Participants that meet present criteria earn preferred medical rates and other rewards.

Virtual doctor visits and access to mental health professionals are available to employees, as is a generous 401k program with financial planning resources to help our people prepare for their future.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to hinder a normal return to the workplace, the company pivoted to a four day in office and one day work from home hybrid model to continue to mitigate spread of the virus and to provide employees a flexible work schedule during a continuously difficult time. Additionally, Benjamin Moore offered vaccination clinics for all employees at most of its locations.

Recognizing the hardship of the past two years and the unwavering dedication of our employees, Benjamin Moore offered a wellness week during the last week of 2021. Employees unable to take advantage of this additional week of vacation, based on their job function, were paid for their time or are eligible to take the days during the 2022 calendar year.


Purpose
One of our goals is to empower employees to feel a sense of purpose through the work they do each day and from the opportunities we provide for them to give back in the communities we serve. Our associates are encouraged to volunteer during company-sponsored events, or on their own time. Since 2017, Benjamin Moore employees have donated 6,600 volunteer hours to causes and community projects. Additionally, the company offers a matching gifts program, contributing $2 for every $1 donated by employees to the charities of their choice. This program has provided nearly $1 million to qualified nonprofit organizations during the last four years.
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Talent Development in an Evolving Environment

Employees participated in over 16,171 hours of online and in-person learning opportunities in 2021. In addition to personal development and skills training such as developing business acumen, polishing management and leadership capabilities, and enhancing knowledge of frequently used tools and computer software, we continue to administer annual cybersecurity, business practices, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and harassment training. This year, the pandemic continued to bring unique challenges for everyone. Our Transformation and Development team continuously reviews and expands offerings to support employees in the current work environment, and, in doing so, reaches a larger number of learners.

Our Mentoring Circles program is another way we adapted to our new virtual setting. These groups help employees build business acumen and professional skills through the combination of mentoring and experiential learning. Conducting these sessions online helped employees stay connected with co-workers across the company, navigate the workplace, and garner insights into various business areas. In 2021, 56 employees from participated in the program led by seven mentors and facilitators.
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Health, Safety and Security

Benjamin Moore is dedicated to maintaining a safety culture in the workplace. As one of our core values, safety is at the forefront of all we do—it is a top priority. Fourteen of our 24 distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and our R&D site have had no loss time accidents for more than two years. This year, the company saw a 31% decrease companywide in lost time accidents.

Benjamin Moore was also recognized by the American Coatings Association for its commitment to safety. Two facilities received the organization’s Award of Excellence and nine locations received the Award of Honor. Visit the ACA website for the official reveal.


Life Critical Rules
To ensure the well-being of employees, we established Life Critical Rules. All employees are expected to adhere to these 11 carefully selected safety priorities. Failure to follow these rules may create a greater risk to injury to our employees, contractors and/or visitors. Employees are empowered and expected to stop work due to an unsafe condition or act that could result in an undesirable event or violation of one of the Life Critical Rules.

SafeStart
Since 2015, the SafeStart® Critical Error Reduction Techniques program has been embedded in our facilities across North America. To sustain the program, 18 Benjamin Moore employees are certified as SafeStart trainers—reinforcing knowledge with practical techniques that help our people stay more mindful to safety risks both at work and at home. Approximately 1,000 employees in our manufacturing, distribution, research & development and quality departments have been trained on the SafeStart principles since the program was introduced.

Security and Workplace Threat Response Enhancements
A comprehensive corporate security plan was developed to update and standardize the company’s security focused technology platforms and better protect our employees from internal and external threats. Consisting of increased visual monitoring capabilities and the addition of a mass communications platform to efficiently alert employees of emergencies, building closures, or other immediate notifications, the security upgrades will be completed over the next two years.

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Planet

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

A female Benjamin Moore lab tech works with Benjamin Moore AURA Interior paint.

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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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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Corporate Responsibility Overview Archive

Reports from previous years are available for download.