A Positive Mark
Sustainability & social responsibility
We believe in the power of creative expression to create a better world where artists and communities can thrive. A world that gives back more than it takes. That generates social and environmental value.
Change can be a challenge, but we’re taking immediate steps in three areas. We're empowering our communities. Innovating our products and packaging. Creating better business practices. By working collectively we can continue to create the highest quality acrylic materials and put a positive mark on our future.
We're working with all our communities - artists, staff, local communities - to help to make a more positive world. Prioritizing safe spaces for artistic creativity, we want everyone, everywhere to be able to express themselves with confidence and freedom.
DIVERSITY. EQUITY. INCLUSION
At the core of our culture: from enacting thoughtful policies to supporting artists from diverse backgrounds. Our teams go through annual DEI training and can join regional DEI councils of our parent company, Colart.
We raise up and support other groups that serve the artistic community. Our partnerships with the Fire Island Residency and Sing for Hope help them amplify the positive power of art in the world.
SUPPORTING EMERGING ARTISTS
We make opportunities for creators. Our Just Imagine residency program supports artists in need by providing studio space, materials, mentorship and exposure that promotes their work and grows their audience.
TREATING EVERYONE WELL
It starts at home. We help our team members shape a healthy work–life balance by creating a positive culture. Flexi hours, enhanced sick pay and hybrid working are on the menu, alongside activities to promote overall health and a sense of belonging, arranged by dedicated wellbeing ambassadors.
PROVIDING SAFE ART MATERIALS
All Liquitex products are certified with the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. in an effort to keep our customers as safe as possible.
INNOVATING PRODUCTS & PACKAGING
From packaging to product composition, we’re committed to sustainable alternatives that retain the same high quality and performance. We work towards a world when we leave nothing but our handprints behind.
Origins matter. From canvas frames and brush handles, 80% of our wood and paper products are now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. 20% to go.
We've been reducing our total net CO2 emissions since 2019 and aim to be fully carbon neutral by 2030. As members of the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry, we evaluate the full lifecycle of our products.
We are committed to recycling 50% of our total waste and reducing 50% of all hazardous waste by 2025 with our parent company. To ensure this carries through at every level, we educate artists with upcycling and disposal tips.
SUBSTANCES OF CONCERN
We have also removed 28 substances of very high concern (SVHC) from our products since 2017, voluntarily and ahead of legal deadlines, as part of our parent company, Colart.
Our teams are focusing on minimizing plastics in our packaging. We are working to remove plastic vacforms from our sets and our Liquitex Basics 60 × 22ml set has been certified for Amazon Tier 1 Frustration-Free Packaging.
Innovation brings choice. We spent three years developing our cadmium-free colors, giving true alternatives to those made with cadmium - a heavy metal pigment with health concerns in some areas. Read more here.
THE SUSTAIN RANGE
We are committed to innovative sustainability solutions that retain product quality and performance. The first in our SUSTAIN range is Recycled Canvas made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and fastened to FSC-certified wood.
CREATING BETTER BUSINESS PRACTICES
We’re making changes to every part of our organization. From our sourcing of raw materials, to manufacturing processes, we aim to safeguard human rights and create a positive impact throughout our supply chain.
As a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), we and our parent company, Colart, share emissions and sustainability data with our business counterparts.
Our two main factories, in France and China, have been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental management and ISO 9001 Quality management systems certifications, demonstrating that they meet the highest standards of environmental performance.
SUPPLY CHAIN EVALUATION
From sourcing raw materials to transportation and waste management, Liquitex is working with suppliers and distributors every step of the way to minimize our environmental impact.