It makes good business sense to invest time and resources into our employees, community, and society.
Being a responsible corporate citizen means fostering growth, advancement, and prosperity.
Living Our Brand
At QRG we live our brand, and a big part of that is doing BrandGood. As part of our BrandGood program we have initiatives surrounding three pillars: DoGood (philanthropy and service), FeelGood (employee wellness), and LiveGood (social and fun). Our BrandGood initiative–and everything we do–is based on our core values of professionalism, perseverance, reliability, caring, and doing the right thing.
For nearly 60 years, QRG has made it a priority to strategically and mindfully invest in people and projects that help make our communities great. QRG is deeply rooted in "BrandGood." Brand and Good are two simple words that when combined, create a new way for organizations to brand themselves and help the communities in which they serve.
Alongside our Reciprocity Road partners, we focus on supporting two nonprofit organizations: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. We've been recognized for donating time and resources to more than 200 worthwhile causes in the past two years — but we don’t do it for the awards. We do it because we believe in making a difference. Below is a sampling of the organizations with which QRG and its employees are involved.
We Proudly Support:
Children's Miracle Network
American Diabetes Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Ashley for the Arts
Better Business Bureau
Bloomer Medical Center
Boy Scouts of America
Boys and Girls Club
Breast Cancer Awareness Association
Casey's Variety Club
Cornhusker State Games
Des Moines Food Pantry
Dollars for Scholars
Ducks On Parade
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
Elmbrook School District
"Figure 8" Muskies Club
Franciscan Skemp Foundation
Girl Scouts of America
Good Guy Open
Cancer Charity Fundraiser
Harmonize for Hope
Hospice of the Twin Cities Gala Event
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
La Crosse YMCA
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lincoln Independent Business Assoc.
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Little League/Soccer Coaching
March of Dimes
Midway Baseball Saint Paul
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Teen Challenge Annual Golf Event
MS Walk & Ride
Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Neshanic Lake District
Onalaska Football Booster
Onalaska Royal Booster Club
Reinhart Food Service
Sacred Heart Hospital
Safe Sitter, Inc.
Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce
Saint Paul Park and Recreation
St. Leo’s Catholic Church
St. Vincent DePaul
Sojourner Truth House
Twin West Chamber of Commerce
West Allis School District
West Salem Booster Club
West Side Soccer Monsters
World ParaVolley Pan America
and many more…
QRG is proud of our commitment to sustaining a healthy environment. As individuals and as a company, we believe it is our responsibility to be good environmental stewards and protect our natural resources. We make socially responsible choices in keeping with our values and practice environmental protection through the following initiatives:
99.9% of our waste paper is collected and recycled. We recycle more than of 11,000 pounds of paper per month.
We offer a wide variety of eco-friendly papers obtained from renewable forestry harvests.
Recycled papers are utilized whenever possible.
Our "house" coated sheets are FSC® Certified.
We use agri-based inks.
Chemicals used in our manufacturing processes are nearly 100% water soluble, biodegradable, and recyclable.
Our online ordering and proofing systems save fuel and other precious raw materials.
We use digital presses that eliminate the need for plates and make-ready paper waste.
We recycle boxes and shipping materials.
Energy efficiency programs reduce our electrical consumption.
We think globally and buy locally which minimizes the cost shipping has on the environment.
Our company culture encourages remote meetings and car pooling to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
BrandGood is the business of benevolence. It's creating a new way for organizations to brand themselves and help the communities in which they serve. If you're interested in starting a BrandGood project at your company:
Find out if your company has a wellness committee. If you don’t, work with Human Resources to create one.
Decide what in the community is important to your organization. Where do you want to make a difference?
Work with area nonprofits to coordinate team building exercises that will support their cause.
Use branded product and apparel to encourage participation and recognize participants. (QRG can show you the best motivators.)
Rinse and repeat. Touch the community in a different way each time in order to keep interest levels high. Involve employee family members and involve your vendors and your clients.
ROX & ROE
Return on Investment is fed by Return on Experience (ROX) and Return on Empathy (ROE). Contact QRG to learn how you can integrate these elements into your marketing mix.
Do something wonderful and important in the community
Improve morale (and hopefully productivity)
Strengthen employee loyalty
Get employees to know each other outside of the office