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PEOPLE

Our employees are the heart of our business, striving for excellence at every level and in every area of the company. We succeed because our employees are proud to work for Benjamin Moore and are invested in the brand—its legacy and its future.

Benjamin Moore’s continued success is attributable to the 1,700+ North American employees that lend their time and talents to our brand and exemplify our core values of Openness, Integrity, Community, Excellence and Safety inside and outside of the workplace. Servicing various aspects of our business, from product development and manufacturing and supply chain, to sales and customer service, this diverse group forms one team collectively working towards shared goals and building upon more than 135 years of excellence.
Employees enjoy the wetlands area at one of our plants.

Total Rewards—A Holistic Employee Experience

Our Total Rewards program encompasses the benefits received by employees, our commitment to a healthy workforce, as well as additional offerings provided to our employees throughout the year. Recently, employees received a full Total Rewards report providing visibility into the monetary value of their benefits, in addition to salary and bonus. We continually look to expand offerings in areas that our employees value and are competitive in the marketplace.

Our approach to wellness focuses on the physical, mental, financial and purposeful wellbeing of our employees. We offer employees opportunities to join sponsored sports teams, access to telemental health counselors, financial planning resources and biometric screenings—between 80-90% of our employees and their spouses know their biometrics scores. Additionally, we work to ensure that our employees feel a sense of purpose, whether it’s giving back through paid volunteer time, supporting a cause via our matching gifts program—which has provided more than $320,000 to qualified nonprofit organizations over the last two years—or through the work they do each day for our company.
Graph of generations represented in the Benjamin Moore workforce

Driving Success through a Diverse, Multi-Generational Workforce

We owe our continued success to our diverse workforce. With an above industry average tenure of 11 years, Benjamin Moore employees find an environment of openness, collaboration, and learning. Women hold 28% of leadership positions at the Director level and above. Our employees also represent multiple generations, bringing to Benjamin Moore diverse thought, experience and passion for the brand.

We offer a year-round comprehensive internship program at our headquarters, research and development facility, and manufacturing and distribution center locations. Our program provides students the opportunity to learn and gain experience in many areas of the business including business intelligence, finance, human resources, IT, and supply chain. Interns participate in various programs during their time at Benjamin Moore and make meaningful contributions to the business.
The Supply Chain Academy class, pictured at our HQ.

The Benjamin Moore Lifestyle—Development, Balance, Choice

At Benjamin Moore, development is a shared responsibility between the employee and the company. Employees are empowered to take charge of their development through a variety of exciting, hands-on training courses and programs. Many groups are encouraged to take advantage of up to 40 hours each year of professional development including through Benjamin Moore’s Supply Chain Academy, a program that offers employees the opportunity to become certified in their area of specialty.

Affinity groups and extracurricular activities such as the Women’s Leadership Forum, the Wild Ones environmental group, sponsored sports teams, or Mentoring Circles—led by leaders of various departments within the organization—are available for employees to participate. Benjamin Moore also offers tuition reimbursement to individuals seeking a more structured learning environment.

Employees have the ability to touch every facet of the company from where they sit no matter their level within the organization. Through participation on cross-functional teams, our employees are challenged to “Be Moore".
Orange safety cone

Safety

Benjamin Moore is committed to ensuring our employees go home safely each and every day and is dedicated to providing safe working conditions through a strong safety culture. To ensure the well-being of all employees, we established Life Critical Rules—failure to follow these rules may create a greater risk of 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.

The SafeStart® Critical Error Reduction Techniques program continues to be imbedded in our manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and research and development sites. Steering committees work together reinforcing knowledge with practical techniques that help our employees stay more mindful to safety risk both at work and at home. To promote value-sharing and accountability, we launched an injury prevention pledge in 2019. All employees were asked to sign the pledge to acknowledge their commitment to safety and to playing an active role in returning home safely every day.
A Benjamin Moore employee tests water from a creek on our premises.

Planet

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

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A Benjamin Moore employee mixes a vat of paint.

Product

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

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Benjamin Moore employees volunteer for a good cause.

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

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