MPC Advertising Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
At MPC Advertising, we recognize that diversity and inclusion are real issues in our industry and we are committed to listening and learning to drive change.
MPC Advertising pledges to:
– Review the diversity, equality and inclusion at MPC Advertising and in our workforce in an effort that the makeup of our teams better represent our communities and the world in which we live.
– Engage in supporting community efforts focused on outreach, education and fundraising.
– Promote forums and invite a diverse range of speakers so we can listen, learn and take action from those insights.
– Focus on the Advertising sector and determine how we can be a voice for change.
While we don’t have all the answers, we do acknowledge that there is a lot of work to be done, and we commit to making this a priority for our employees, our business, our clients and the industry at large. Awareness and action in diversity, equity and inclusion is a permanent and meaningful focus for our company culture now, and as we move forward.
Below are some of the initiatives MPC Advertising is spearheading as part of it’s inclusivity drive. People and culture are fundamental to our business, and we encourage our teams to get as involved as they want to be in all initiatives. The below activities are from grass roots ideas from our staff and equally supported by the management teams throughout the network.
– Established global and local Studio DEI committees in all MPC Studios.
– The Global DEI team meets monthly.
– Local DEI teams meet bi-weekly.
– Engage to Change Speaker Series – hosted by MPC NY/LA – a quarterly speaker series designed to engage, educate and inform the Studios of organizations and associations working with under-represented groups within the creative and advertising industry.
– Local Outreach – as a result of the Engage to Change series, MPC NY and MPC LA have been involved in presentation and teaching sessions at The Ghetto Film School in NY and LA.
– Individual Staff members are part of the Access VFX Mentoring scheme.
– Local DEI Townhalls – Studios have been holding their own local Townhalls, to create a safe, open forum discussion around the topics of diversity and inclusion.
– MPC Advertising has established the first MPC Bangalore Women’s Mentoring Program. The scheme links internal senior women from the global MPC network with female colleagues in Bangalore, to help with personal confidence, empowerment and professional development.
– Black History Month information – MPC NY & LA promotes education and information throughout BHM with daily insightful emails and useful links to black-owned businesses, events and seminars, as well as historical information.
– International Women’s Day events and information – MPC has been integral in organizing the first global Technicolor IWD Speaker Series. We have six speaker sessions globally throughout the day – starting with Shanghai, Bangalore, Europe, Americas and finishing in Mexico. External speakers will be discussing issues around empowerment, leadership, equity and giving back to the community.
– Technicolor CEO, Richard Moat has signed UN Women’s Womens Empowerment Principles (WEPs). This is a public acknowledgement of our commitment to gender parity and the empowerment of women in business.
– Our parent company, Technicolor is committed to and supportive of all CSR initiatives.