Environmental, Social and Governance

As part of Redstor’s defined ESG strategy, we’re committed to playing our part in the global climate agenda, diversity and inclusion and talent management and retention.

Carbon footprint

In 2022, Redstor made a commitment with the Science Based Target Institute to reduce emissions in line with the target of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5oC, which, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. 

Over the past two years, Redstor has taken major steps towards achieving this target well ahead of schedule, sourcing renewable energy for offices globally and reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 94% against the target of 42%. Although outside the scope of the SBTi target, Redstor continues to make efforts to reduce Scope 3 emissions by working with vendors who, like Redstor, have ambitious carbon reduction targets.

Microsoft Partner Pledge

Redstor is aligned with Microsoft’s Partner Pledge, committing to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibility. As a Microsoft Partner, we will continue delivering innovative solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals while minimizing their environmental impact.

Diversity and inclusion 

Inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity. At Redstor we strive for our employees to feel a deep sense of belonging and empowerment at work.

  • Immigration support is offered on an ad-hoc basis
  • Hybrid working for schedule and location flexibility are supported across the business

Social impact and stakeholder engagement 

Redstor sponsors several NGOs in South Africa, including: 

  • An after-school care program, which children can attend to aid their learning and receive a free meal 
  • A teaching assistant at a less fortunate school, which the aim of helping school children learn IT skills 
  • Seven individuals on a learnership program  

Redstor also provides interest-free loans to two organisations, in furtherance of its mission to deliver supplier and enterprise development aid to the less fortunate.

Redstor employees are offered two additional days of annual leave, enabling them to volunteer with a charity of their choosing.

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Data security and customer privacy  

The data protection provided by Redstor’s solution enables customers to complete tens of thousands of restores and recover millions of lost files using the service, including recovering from potentially catastrophic data loss events such as ransomware attacks. 

In its own operations, Redstor manages cybersecurity risks in line with industry best-practice. It takes a preventative approach to mitigate cyber risk through regular risk assessments, vulnerability scanning and has clear policies which employees are trained to follow in the event of any breaches. 

Business integrity 

In South Africa, Redstor complies with BBBEE legislation. As part of the ‘procurement’ measure of this regulation, the compliance of Redstor’s suppliers to this regulation is measured. Therefore, Redstor works to ensure strong compliance to this legislation in its operations and supply chain. 

Redstor’s corporate responsibility policy covers anti-money laundering, business ethics and transparency, environmental protection, employee relations, anti-bribery, facilitation of tax evasion and fraud. 

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Risk management 

The effectiveness of Redstor’s solutions in helping customers recover data in the event of cyber attacks means that Redstor itself is potentially at greater risk of being the target of such attacks.

To mitigate this risk and others, Redstor performs regular risk and security assessments and maintains a risk register, the scope of which includes regulatory and operational or systemic risks. 

Board oversight 

Redstor has established ESG oversight at the board level, demonstrating its commitment to the strategies and issues discussed above.