PIM Diversity & Inclusion Program

Working to solve the employment inequities in print

The Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Diversity & Inclusion Program is a coalition of graphic communications-related companies and professionals working to solve the racial inequities in our industry and to promote diverse and inclusive (D&I) workplaces.

This program is designed to create foundational changes in the recruiting, hiring, and training practices of graphic communications companies to effectively address the employment inequities within our industry. 

WHY DEVOTE RESOURCES TO D&I? BECAUSE…

  • THE NEXT GENERATION IS WATCHING. Our industry is waging battle with every other manufacturing industry in recruiting workers to replace retiring production employees. The next generation of workers is seeking out businesses that reflect the communities in which they live. Creating a culture of inclusiveness and building a diverse workforce will support your company’s needs for attracting young workers.
  • WE’RE IGNORING UNTAPPED LABOR POOLS. Even in a down economic market, our industry struggles to find new employees. There are untapped labor pools within our reach if we are willing to adjust our best practices and become open to a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Racial inequalities have resulted in mass underemployment. Many underemployed people can succeed with access to opportunity, training, and an inclusive culture.
  • CLIENTS CARE AND WE SHOULD TOO. The issues of race are tearing at the fabric of our communities. Promoting your commitment to diversity and inclusiveness will be welcomed by a growing number of print media buyers.  Creating real change in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness will be rewarded by differentiating your company to current and prospective clients.
  • IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. We have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by sharing our industry with a more diverse body of employees. Being open to new ideas and new ways of thinking can result in making our communities better for all.

HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The PIM Diversity and Inclusion program offers an opportunity for service providers and suppliers to celebrate their company’s actions and achievements toward closing the racial and diversity gap. The program is founded upon the PIM Pledges for Action and includes access to tools, resources, and rewards designed to support companies in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace

HOW CAN YOUR COMPANY BECOME ACCREDITATED?

The metrics and processes for accreditation are currently being defined by the PIM Diversity Coalition, a group of industry professionals engaged to design the program and will continue to uphold and enforce the program’s objectives.

ACCREDITATION DETAILS TO COME IN WINTER 2021

Join the PIM Diversity Leadership Coalition Today

The PIM Diversity Leadership Coalition meets virtually each month. Join this committed group of professionals to develop a program that effectively addresses the issues of D&I in print.

    I'd like to join the PIM Diversity Coalition

    FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CONTACT:
    Steve Bonoff
    612.400.6203