“We have become more knowledgeable and more thoughtful about how we source our raw materials – not just what we make with our product but what we bring in the door,” said Chris Collesel, purchasing manager.
Along with sustainable sourcing, Shepherd Color is focused on social sustainability, which represents the relationship with people. The company’s founders set high standards for the ethical treatment of its employees, clients, and communities.
“Even with Shepherd Color’s extensive growth, its focus on social sustainability is set through its human relations principles and policies,” said Nathan Hatfield, HR manager for the company. “An example would be how we coordinate programs like our tuition reimbursement. Whether you’re a part-time or full-time employee, you’re eligible for tuition reimbursement. And you can pursue any degree program at any accredited university.”
Since 1930, Shepherd Color has been developing long-lasting inorganic color pigments. Their pigments are durable, which decreases the need to be replaced every few years; and are reflective, keeping buildings and surrounding cityscapes cool, and saving energy. Their Arctic reflective technology pigments are now fifth generation products, helping customers save more money, and helping the environment stay cooler.