PIM Webinar – Starting the Process for the DE&I Accreditation Pilot Program

July 14, 2021  |  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)  |   Online Only Zoom Webinar 

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) will conduct a one-hour webinar on our ground-breaking new program the PIM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Accreditation Program. The PIM DE&I program offers an opportunity for print 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

During this webinar we will give an overview of this program, details how to join the the pilot program and give you the steps to get started. Whether your company is already onboard to join the pilot program or you are just curious about the program, we hope you join us and start your company’s path to implementing this program. Be one of the first to learn how to earn your STARS!


  • 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 SO 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.

Review more details about the DE&I Program here.

If you would like to be join the pilot program, need more information or have any questions, please email Kris & Sadie at diversity@pimw.org

Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen