To the Environment
We believe in keeping our planet a clean and safe world for future generations. We live our corporate philosophy espousing the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable resource management at every level of our organization.
We are proud to have lead our competition in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2006, we became the first translation agency in Ottawa – and one of only 11 organizations in Ontario – to participate in the Pembina’s Wind Power program.
Having now partnered with Bullfrog Power, we use wind power for all electrical use at our office. Bullfrog sources power exclusively from generators that meet or exceed the federal government’s Environmental Choice Program EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity. Bullfrog Power comes from clean, emission-free sources such as wind power and low-impact water power rather than from carbon-intensive sources such as coal and oil.
Since becoming 100 percent "bullfrogpowered", we have reduced our annual climate-change and smog-causing emissions footprint by approximately 58,500 kg of CO2, 172.8 kg of SO2, and 74.5 kg of NO.
We have a goal to contribute nothing as a company to landfills. We have recycled all paper waste since it began doing business more than 23 years ago. When documents are destroyed, the confetti-sized particles remaining are transferred to a recycling facility, where they are returned to the marketplace in the form of recycled paper products. By 2013, our paper recycling program now saves 109 trees per year.
We also exclusively use recycled paper containing 100 percent post-consumer waste. All plastic, glass, metal cardboard, and food waste generated at our MKTG office is sorted and recycled through the sustained efforts of a committed team of MKTG employee volunteers.
To the Community
We believe that helping others succeed is just as important as attaining own achievements. By donating 10 to 15 percent of our operating profits to support more than 50 local, national, and international causes, we know the community we serve will grow alongside our own fortunes. The causes we support and work with provide local art, sports, and school breakfast programs and help disadvantaged and impoverished peoples.
MKTG Christmas Celebration
In 2014, we decided to have a different kind of company Christmas event. Instead of throwing an expensive staff Christmas party, we thought it would be more fun to bring the celebration to the children and families who need a helping hand at Christmas. We teamed up with Britannia Baptist Church, The Metropolitan Bible Church, Tag-Along Toys, Tulips & Maple and Otto’s BMW. Together, we provide a Christmas celebration and gifts for dozens of less-fortunate single mothers and their kids.
Ottawa’s Got Talent
We organize the light-hearted talent gala in partnership with local businesses and philanthropists with a target to raise $30,000 or more for the Ottawa Food Bank. This translates into over 110,000 kg of food for in-need families. The evening is hosted by CBC personality Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, and features talented individuals, alongside MKTG staff, taking the stage. The evening also features a gourmet dinner, silent auction, 50-50 draw, and a major raffle that has featured long-weekend trips to New York City and NFL weekends in Denver.
Amethyst Track Challenge
"As a local businesswoman, I wanted to help an organization that supports women and children in the community," explained Masha. "This event was a wonderful opportunity for CEOs and executives to network with one another, and with their staff, while supporting an important organization."
Our CEO Masha focused on the “fun” in fundraising by closing the office for a day and paying all employees to participate in the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre Track Challenge. Held at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility, it featured dozens of corporate Ottawa teams competing in track and field like the always hilarious 50m CEO challenge, longer runs for endurance buffs, long jump, baseball throw, and (an aptly named) corporate tug of war. Ongoing from 2008 to 2012, the event raised more than $250,000 for Amethyst and its programs.