VALUES



Our non-negotiables that define who we are, what we do (and don’t), and why we do it.

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Ethics: Do No Harm


🌱 Mek is committed to the highest ethical standards and business practices with sensitivity and empathy toward social, cultural, animal, economic, and environmental challenges and issues.

🌱 Mek works with brands and organisations that treat employees, suppliers, customers, communities, and the environment fairly, respectfully, and responsibly; as well as brands and organisations willing to explore new ways to minimise harm and create positive impact.

🌱 Mek does not engage projects that involve the promotion of fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, destruction of habitat, animal cruelty, or an adverse impact on people or the planet. Who we don’t work with is just as important as who we do work with.


                           

Sustainability: Progress Over Perfection


♻️ Mek is located in the heart of Bulleke-Bek, Naarm (Brunswick, Melbourne), in a sustainable building generated by solar power and 100% carbon neutral energy (when solar is unavailable).

♻️ Mek partners with Carbon Positive Australia to plant 10 trees for each project we complete. Trees are planted in Australia to restore native habitats, recover forests affected by bushfires, combat climate change by capturing carbon, increase biodiversity, and improve water quality.

♻️ Mek is conscious of everything brought into the studio. As part of our procurement process we do our best to avoid products and objects destined for landfill. Our studio materials are plastic free, cruelty free, recycled, and biodegradable (where possible). Our food waste is diverted from landfill and composted. Studio furniture is refurbished or upcycled, and our equipment is repaired for as long as lifecycles allow. 

♻️ Mek regularly assesses its use of resources, materials, and processes in an effort to minimise impact and waste. Our operations are regularly evaluated from an environmental lens to further reduce emissions.

♻️ Mek only recommends sustainable solutions to clients across print, packaging, inks, and materials, partnering with trusted suppliers across the latest technologies and innovations for reducing waste and environmental impact through printing and production processes.

⚠️️ We acknowledge that true sustainability is impossible under capitalism. To be sustainable the world would need to cease all production and output immediately and use what already exists. We encourage progress over perfection.


Community: Giving Back


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

🌏 Mek regularly allocates time, profit, and resources to donate, rally, educate, petition and lobby for important causes across animal welfare, environmental action, social justice, and human rights.

🌏 As a profit for purpose business, Mek offers pro bono design services annually to brands and organisations creating positive change.

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

If you’re looking to work with a design partner who shares your values and vision for a better future, contact us for a chat. We’d love to hear from you.






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1 Tripovich St
Brunswick VIC 3056

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