Colors & Effects®, BASF’s brand focused on pigments, demonstrates its commitment to sustainably sourced natural mica flakes to produce natural mica-based effect pigments for the Coatings, Plastics, Printing and Cosmetic industries.
Given the increased awareness of unethical mica mining operations in India and other parts of the world, Colors & Effects® is committed to providing customers with full transparency about its in-house sourcing from its wholly owned mine located in Hartwell, Georgia, USA.
A video tour of the mine is available on the Colors & Effects website providing insights about mining practices in Hartwell and the people behind.
The controlled, North American based supply chain that tracks mica from source to supply, enables the guarantee for zero child labor and a deep focus on preserving the environment.
Compliance with internationally agreed labor standards, including the abolition of child labor, is a fundamental cornerstone of the Colors & Effects® operations. As one of the leading pigments suppliers globally, Colors & Effects® takes responsibility to drive important discussions in key industry networks fostering sustainable solutions.