We are proud to announce our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) certification, reflecting our ongoing commitment to creating a better future. Data Zoo has designed, implemented, and operated a range of commitments assessed by the third-party, independent auditor, AssuranceLab.
Sustainability is central to our mission to lead in the simplification, innovation, and protection of digital identity globally. In the past 12 months, we have enhanced our robust sustainability, compliance and risk management processes and practices to create an effective strategy that places sustainability at the core of our technology and business decisions.
The highlights of Data Zoo’s ESG program from the past 12 months include the following:
Established the Data Zoo ESG Committee, which consists of leaders throughout the company, including managers, directors, and senior leaders.
Implemented ESG questions as part of the onboarding process for suppliers and customers.
Launched an employee wellness initiative that includes various monthly activities designed to support employee wellness.
Donated a $30,000 per student scholarship program to two PhD students for three years.
Donated laptops for the Woorabinda School project.
Introduced carbon-neutral flights for all business-related travel.
Commenced a formal ESG reporting program to provide transparency and advocate for positive ESG impacts.
As a for-purpose private company, we recognise the importance of transparency across our operations. We are committed to balancing profit and purpose with a net positive impact on interested parties, the community, and the environment.
Data Zoo’s environmental impact as a technology company is relatively low compared to other industries. The design of our software automates and replaces the need for manual identity checks that otherwise require printing, the use of non-renewable resources and transport that is more carbon intensive than the automated alternative. The processing power and energy used to power Data Zoo’s software are provided by Google Cloud Platform, which uses 100% renewable energy sources.
Data Zoo provides a progressive workplace with above-average remuneration, flexible working policies and generous benefits that support employee wellness, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Data Zoo positively engages with the community to support the technology industry, creation of jobs, knowledge sharing, and partnerships that drive economic and community benefits.
Data Zoo’s ESG program is underpinned by corporate governance. Led by our Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer, with oversight and support from the senior leadership team and Board of Directors, Data Zoo maintains strong corporate governance practises through exemplary board stewardship, management accountability, and proactive risk management. The organisation cultivates strong stakeholder relationships through transparency, open communication, and responding to interested parties’ input.
Data Zoo has a unique opportunity to advocate for transparency and influence other companies and individuals to improve their impacts. As we continue to work towards our ESG objectives, we are committed to building trust with customers, partners, and other stakeholders and operating with integrity and commitment to our values.
About Data Zoo
The Data Zoo ecosystem enables digital companies around the world to build modern customer verification experiences. We help fraud and risk leaders simplify integration, scale their global operations and keep customer data secure.