Since opening our doors in 1999, we have consciously chosen to support those who have a positive impact on society. It’s something we as individuals are driven by and gives us the greatest fulfilment. We believe in having a meaningful purpose in business, and ours is to empower people and organisations to have a positive impact through their work.
While we’ve always felt we’ve had BCorp ‘DNA’ running through the veins of our organisation, it wasn’t until several years ago that we started the process to become officially BCorp certified. After years of hard work improving our processes, documenting our impact and making our way through the application process, we were officially awarded B Corporation Certification in 2021. To say we are proud of this achievement is an understatement. As part of our certification, we’re committed to donating 5% or more (typically a lot more!) of employee time to support not-for-profit, charities or purpose-driven organisations through volunteering and pro-bono services.
“We are so grateful to have had the support of the mighty Mezzanine team in 2021. Their commitment to building our brand and to expanding awareness of our services has significantly contributed to helping women in our community to escape from domestic violence and homelessness. They constantly exceed our expectations and deliver value well beyond our meagre budget. They thoroughly deserve accreditation as a B Corp. Well done!”
Donna George, Community Relations Coordinator of Jenny’s Place
Our team is passionate about using our knowledge and skills to make a positive difference, and we love working alongside other like-minded organisations who are doing the same. In 2021, we contributed over $45,000 through our partnership programs and pro bono work, and our team spent over 150 hours volunteering with other organisations. These initiatives have allowed us to support some incredible organisations with projects that are having a positive impact on our world.
Our $10k Project Grant is an annual grant that supports a company or organisation to realise a great idea or initiative that will have a positive impact. Applications open in April each year and we have seen some incredibly inspiring projects come to life through this initiative.
Our Impact Program specifically supports B-Corps, Social Enterprises, Not-for-profits and schools or educational organisations with benefits like subsidised services, project grants and complementary strategy sessions.
Part of who we are means that we are privileged to work alongside some amazing people who value giving back to our community in the same way Mezzanine does. Over the last 12 months, we have proudly supported our staff on their own journeys to have a positive impact of their own, supporting causes and charities that are close to their hearts, including;
In 2016, we developed our online Conscious Brands Assessment Tool as a way to support organisations on their journey to becoming more conscious and purpose-driven. Since then, over 668 assessments have been completed.
These offerings provide us with the opportunity to support some of the most passionate people and organisations that are doing incredible things in their industries, and for the world.
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“We have worked with Mezzanine over many years. On each project, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with the team. They know our brand well, they listen to the brief and our initial ideas, then bring their creative minds to each project, elevating it to a work of art. I can thoroughly recommend the team at Mezzanine.”
Jane Faase, Creative Director, Olive Tree Media