ETHOS


Our Ethos define who we are, what we stand for, what we do and what we don’t do.






ETHICS: FIRST, DO NO HARM

• Mek is committed to the highest ethical standards, design principles and business practices with sensitivity toward social, cultural, animal, economic and environmental issues.

• Mek works with companies that treat employees, suppliers, customers, communities, the environment, and us, fairly, respectfully and responsibly.

• To ensure we’re using our skills, experience and expertise where they’re most needed, we preference projects that adhere to at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, we’re open to all projects with the exception of the following:

    • Fossil fuel
    • Animal agriculture, products, testing
    • Human and non-human animal exploitation
    • Mining
    • Gambling
    • Single-use plastics and microplastics
    • Fast fashion
    • Tobacco and alcohol
    • Arms, ammunition, defence
    • Environmental and habitat destruction





ADVOCACY: AMPLIFYING IMPACT

• At Mek, we believe we have a responsibility to use our platform and resources to educate and lead by example to effect positive change.

• As advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion, we established Womentor, a mentorship program for women in design committed to improving gender equality in the design industry.

• Mek volunteers time, profit and resources to donate, rally, bear witness, lobby and petition for important causes across animal liberation, environmental action, social justice and human rights. Organisations we support include Dominion Movement, Street Crew Melbourne, Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative, Armenian National Committee of Australia, All for Armenia, Kooyrigs, Pay the Rent, Climate Action Merri-bek and Animal Save Movement.





RESPONSIBILITY: DOING BETTER

• This website was specifically designed to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. Through our pioneering design, research and development process we reduced our CO2 emissions by 67%. See more.

• We only recommend sustainable solutions to our clients across digital design, print, packaging, inks and materials; partnering with trusted suppliers across the latest technologies and innovations for reducing waste and environmental impact through design, printing and production processes.

• We’re conscious of everything brought into our workspaces. As part of our procurement process we avoid products and objects destined for landfill as much possible. Studio materials are plastic free, cruelty free, and biodegradable where possible. Food waste is diverted from landfill and composted. Furniture is refurbished or upcycled, and equipment and hardware is repaired for as long as lifecycles allow.

• Mek partners with Carbon Positive Australia to plant 20 trees for every client we work with. Trees are planted in Australia to restore native habitats, recover forests affected by bushfires, capture carbon, increase biodiversity and improve water quality.


We’re not perfect, but we’re doing our best. We want to work with people who are too.









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