As a member of the PMG Family, we recognize our responsibility to practice and promote sustainability.  In fact, a number of our clients are environmental advocacy organizations and these same organizations have made great role models over the years!

Office Environment

  • The company moved to a remote-first environment in 2020. All project-related systems are accessible via secure access to our servers. Approximately 80-85% of PMG employees are full-time remote, 5 days a week. This greatly reduces the company’s carbon emissions related to daily commuting. This builds on our previous telecommuting policy that had been in place since 2007 that allowed full-time employees to work from home 2 days a week.
  • PMG hosts on-site collaboration meetings with the full staff 3 times a year. Ride-sharing and mass transit are encouraged.
  • We are currently working with a space planner to determine how we can reduce our office space to accommodate the small percentage of in-office employees. This will reduce our overall energy consumption. 
  • Recycling: bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, light bulbs.
  • We installed a water dispenser and stopped purchasing plastic water bottles.
  • Lunchroom and full kitchen provided to reduce travel at lunchtime. The company provides lunch on days when there is a larger attendance of employees on-site. Flatware is used instead of plastic utensils, and glasses instead of paper cups.
  • Lights are turned off when a room is not in use.  Energy-efficient lighting is used. Hall lighting is motion-controlled (we are in a LEED-certified building).
  • Multifunction printers are programmed for black, not color printing.  Items are printed double-sided whenever possible. Toner cartridges are recycled. Recycled content copy paper is purchased for office use.
  • We employ the services of a printer management firm. They have installed software that allows us to monitor usage of our office copier to ensure it isn’t improperly utilized, inefficient or wasteful.
  • Electronic signatures are permitted for approvals to eliminate the need to print documents for signature.
  • Computers, printers, and non-essential equipment are powered down during non-business hours or when not in use.
  • Obsolete computer equipment is recycled.
  • Individual temperature controls in offices and cubicle clusters allow us to fine-tune the heating and cooling.
    Our janitorial company uses “green” cleaning products.
  • We have plants throughout the office to improve indoor air quality.

Production Process

  • Our preferred proofing method is electronic. Paper proofs are used only under special circumstances.
    We adhere to strict industry standard overage allowances, and encourage clients to recycle any overruns, excess inventory, or spoilage.
  • Many of our clients use recycled or certified stock for their mailings. We voluntarily provide these options to other clients and (gently) encourage their consideration.
  • MMI Direct, our data processing business unit, is focused on providing the best data hygiene practices for its clients, reducing undeliverable mail and reducing printing/mailing waste.

Marketing Practices

  • We print our business cards, stationery, etc. on recycled stock.
  • Our annual holiday card mailing to clients and suppliers is printed on recycled stock.
  • Our marketing communications are primarily deployed via email. This includes our periodic Industry Alerts, event promotions, and media releases.