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Environmental, Social and Governance

Data#3: A Story of Sustainability

Throughout our long history, we have made many decisions that support our community and environment. Our vision is to harness the power of people and technology for a better future. We commit to a sustainable environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework that supports our business, people and stakeholders. The foundation of our program consists of four pillars: people, community, ethics, and environment.

Every day, and every year, it is our aim to improve on every one of our four pillars. To bring you on this journey with us, we’ve created a full report that details our successes and endeavours in each of these four pillars.

ESG Highlights

People

At Data#3, our people are the heartbeat of our business. So much so, that our core values are recognised as Honesty, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Teamwork: HEART. Our decades of success in a highly competitive industry are largely thanks to the skill, dedication, and innovation of our people, so it makes sense to support them in every way we can. We provide the tools, communication, and technology, but it is our people who turn them into something special.

  • In Data#3’s most recent annual staff survey, we achieved a score of 4.44 out of 5 when measuring satisfaction with the organisation.
  • People and Community is a Strategic Priority for the business as we want to ensure that all our people feel a sense of inclusion and belonginess while working at Data#3.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides further specialist support and counselling for LGBTQI+ specific issues, mental illness support, and a range of situations where extra help is needed.
  • Our average employee tenure of 5.95 years extends well beyond the industry average.
  • Over the last twelve months, our staff attended one of our 40 workshops. More than 8,500 hours of learning were completed and over 30,000 education videos were watched on LinkedIn Learning.

Community

At Data#3, we believe that when we invest in a strong community, everybody benefits. Supporting key local, national, and international charities, and promoting volunteering activities, has always been a part of the Data#3 culture, and this was formalised by the creation of our SOUL program. Through combining the donations Data#3 contributed with the funds raised by our people, this resulted in:

Giving Back

  • Raised more than $50,000 in support of mental health related issues and causes.
  • Provided more than $30,000 in donations to charities that support the health and wellbeing of children and families.
  • Data#3 matched dollar for dollar all funds donated to company-wide fundraising initiative, which enabled us to contribute more than $10,000 to GIVIT.
  • Contributed more than $8,000 to charities including The Cancer Council and the Leukaemia Foundation, towards research and treatment of life threatening illnesses and disease.

Ethics

At Data#3, our people care deeply about doing the right thing and acting with integrity. As we harness the power of people and technology for a better future, to enable our customers’ success, we are committed to operating with the highest ethical standards and making a positive difference in everything we do. Culturally, this is at the HEART of what makes us your trusted colleague, business partner and in turn sustains high community and investor stakeholder confidence.

Since our beginnings, Data#3 has built a reputation not only on technical excellence, but on engaging with customers and suppliers fairly and honestly. As the organisation has grown and developed, this attitude has remained a constant.

  • Our objective is to lead our industry in ethical business practices.
  • In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, Data#3’s ethical culture scored the highest rating.
  • In FY22, Data#3 released its Code of Business Ethics.
  • Data#3 holds AS/NZS ISO9001:2015 certification.

Environment

Addressing environmental impact is among the most pressing priorities facing today’s world, and every responsible business and individual has a part to play. At Data#3, we take this duty seriously, and we actively pursue environmentally sound practices to incorporate into our daily business activities.

Our Five Point SUSTAIN Program

  1. Reduce, reuse, recycle
  2. Conserve energy
  3. Support green vendors
  4. Think green and volunteer
  5. Build a green-thinking culture
  • Our target is to achieve net zero emissions before the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.
  • Data#3 commissioned Pangolin Associates Pty Ltd to conduct an assessment of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to our business.
  • Phase one of our three-phase process for net zero was completed.
  • In FY22, Data#3 bought a tree for every single employee, to represent our commitment to the environment.

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