Operating Principles

Discover the guiding principles that help Colorcon people support our mission and vision.

Colorcon believes that six operating principles define our culture, values and organization are key to achieving our mission and vision, strategies and goals.

The Golden Rule:

Treat people the way you want to be treated by demonstrating mutual respect and trustworthiness. Value personal and cultural differences.


Trust colleagues with responsibility and decision making. This centers on belief in the ability to effect positive change.

Speed and Simplicity:

Organize around the work. Avoid complication and leverage technology to be effective. Reduce and eliminate non-value-add work.

Customer Focus:

Delight customers in every interaction through an understanding of their needs. Create value for internal and external customers.

Keep Getting Better:

Continuously work to improve, then re-evaluate and strive to further improve. Be the best in class for quality, safety and performance standards.


Embrace the value of collaboration by exceeding what is possible as individuals. Energize, inspire and support. Share knowledge and learn from others.