At Market Performance Group (MPG), we are committed to ensuring that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) are at the foundation of our culture.
Through DEI&B, we embrace the beauty in all of the unique qualities of our employees, communities and clients. MPG’s DEI&B efforts empower us to collectively reach our full potential. by fueling innovation, connection, and growth.
As our journey continues to evolve, we have made intentional commitments to further champion DEI&B. The foundation of our pledge starts with our promise to each other, our clients, and the community.
Responsibility to Our Employees
MPG recognizes the value in having a diverse and engaged team. We strive to ensure every team member can be comfortable and confident in being authentic to themselves at work every single day. This results in increased empathy, understanding, and trust across our team. As part of continued efforts, we have significantly expanded our investment in training & development to include DEI&B tools, employee development, and employee resource groups. Additionally, our People Centric - Get, Keep, Grow Strategy provides a renewed focus to attract and retain top talent.
Loyalty to Our Clients
MPG is dedicated to supporting, honoring, and consistently uniting diverse suppliers and introducing their goods to the retail landscape. We are aimed at allocating more resources to develop women-owned, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned, and other historically under-utilized suppliers to help them succeed in omnichannel retail. As we continue to build deeper, more meaningful partnerships with underrepresented suppliers, we have committed to:
Dedicating approximately $200k pro-bono services to develop and represent diverse suppliers at leading retailers across the US and Canada in conjunction with the ECRM Supplier Diversity Partnership.
Building upon our strong relationship with Walmart and their commitment to Supplier Inclusion through Walmart Start, which is focused on discovering up-and-coming beauty brands by providing resources and operational support to help prepare them for a potential product launch in-store and online by March 2023. Additional opportunities have been identified and are in the planning phase.
Dedication to Our Communities
With MPG employees residing all over the world, we understand the importance of community.
As part of our commitment to increasing our support within our local communities, we have introduced the MPG Give Back Program. The Give Back Program Mission is “Living into our Community Value by serving the people, communities, and businesses in which we live and work”. The primary goal is to provide support, resources, and donations, in 3 key areas:
Health & Wellness
Diversity and Inclusion
We have made significant advancements to these efforts with the establishment of several key programs and initiatives which have accelerated our engagement and investments in these areas.
This past year was a tremendously fulfilling year for MPG. The MPG team has come together to accomplish the following:
Donated over 150 service hours supporting 34 different charities
Provided 6,200 meals through Move for Hunger
Raised more than $2.5 million for local, regional, and national charities across the United States
Worked with non-profits, in partnership with key retailers, on events to raise money in our communities to include:
American Diabetes Foundation’s Kiss a Pig Gala
American Red Cross’ Red Dress
Will Golf for Kids to raise money for families in need in Northwest Arkansas.
Our journey thus far has yielded significant progress in our efforts to embrace DEI&B. We realize this is only a start and there is so much more to be done. We welcome any ideas that you may have that will further advance our efforts and strengthen the employee experience at MPG.
Please reach out to our Human Resources Liaison, Julie Nebeker at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you have ideas to share or if you would like to get involved.
We look forward to providing you with updates as our “journey continues”.