April9 Growth Tech

Environmental, social, and corporate governance

We strive to continually improve our ESG practices

Working across all our interactions with our people, our customers and our environment

Focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices is a must for our software development business in Brisbane. This initiative not only aligns with global trends towards sustainability and corporate responsibility but also resonates with our core values of adaptability, vigilance, innovation, and partnership. Here are some of the strategies we implemented to integrate ESG into our business framework:

Environmental Stewardship

Our Environmental Stewardship is based on three fundamental principles:

  • Understanding our environmental impact through analysis of existing and future operations and outputs.

  • Continually reviewing and improving our operations and processes to reduce our environmental impact without affecting service quality.

  • Working with our customers and supply chain to create sustainable partnerships.

Energy-efficient Operations and Sustainable Development

We recognise the importance of energy-efficiency and are committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions. This includes:

  • Developing software solutions that contribute to environmental sustainability, such as energy-efficient applications.

  • Encouraging our customers to adopt digital practices that reduce waste and promote sustainable operations.

  • Commitment to using green hosting and data centre solutions to minimise our carbon footprint.

  • Active involvement in sustainability initiatives within our industry and community.

Eco-conscious Office Culture

We create and promote a culture of environmental awareness among our staff, by:

  • Considering environmental concerns and impacts in decision-making activities.

  • Complying with the relevant Commonwealth and State Government environmental policy, practices, regulations and legislation.

  • Reducing the consumption of resources associated with operations (e.g. energy, water, paper).

  • Minimising the production of greenhouse gases, particularly those associated with energy consumption, the vehicle fleet and air travel.

  • Minimising waste production and maximising the amount reused and recycled.

  • Considering environmental aspects in the procurement of products and services, and endeavouring to ensure suppliers meet high standards of environmental performance.

  • Continually improving and reducing our environmental impact.

  • Communicating our environmental commitments to our customers, clients and employees.

  • Empowering our staff to minimise our environmental impacts through raising staff awareness and encouraging participation in the local Community Environment Programs.

Social Responsibility

Employee Well-being

Work from Home

We understand the importance of work-life balance and the benefits of flexible work arrangements. Our Work from Home pillar is centred on providing our team members with the flexibility they need to thrive in both their professional and personal lives. This includes:

  • Offering the option to work from home or remotely, where feasible and applicable.

  • Ensuring a technology infrastructure that supports remote work and maintains data security.

  • Promoting trust and autonomy in managing tasks and achieving performance goals.

  • Fostering a healthy work-life balance that enables our team to excel in their roles while maintaining personal well-being.

Continuous Learning

We are dedicated to providing a culture of continuous learning and professional development for our employees. We believe that by investing in the growth of our team, we strengthen our collective capabilities and drive innovation. Our commitment to continuous learning includes:

Encouraging ongoing education, training, and skills development.

  • Providing access to resources, mentorship, and learning opportunities.

  • Promoting a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

  • Supporting career advancement and growth within the organisation.

Community Engagement

Open Source and Reusability

We embrace open-source software and a culture of code reuse to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions for our customers. Our Open Source and Reusability pillar encompasses:

  • Leveraging open-source technologies to save costs and enhance development efficiency.

  • Continuously build and reuse composable solutions that are applicable across industries and departments.

  • Promoting code reuse to accelerate project timelines and reduce redundancy.

  • Encouraging collaboration with the broader development community to benefit from collective knowledge and innovation.

  • Sharing our expertise and solutions with the open-source community.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to creating a workplace that values and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We believe that diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation and creativity. Our Diversity and Inclusion pillar encompasses:

  • Ensuring equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, age, or other characteristics.

  • Promoting an inclusive culture where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued.

  • Encouraging diverse perspectives and experiences that contribute to a richer and more dynamic workplace.

  • Continuously evaluating and improving our diversity and inclusion initiatives to foster an equitable environment.


Ethical Business Practices

We maintain high standards of integrity and transparency in our business dealings. This includes compliance with laws and regulations, particularly those related to data security and privacy, a crucial aspect for a company focused on software for mission-critical workloads.

Risk Management

Vigilantly assess and manage risks, particularly those related to ESG factors. This aligns with our core value of being proactive in identifying potential threats.

Stakeholder Engagement

We regularly engage with our stakeholders, including clients, employees, and suppliers, to discuss ESG-related matters and incorporate their feedback into our strategies.

Innovation and Adaptability

Leverage Technology for Sustainability

We use our expertise in innovation to develop software solutions that can help our client's businesses improve their ESG performance.

Continuous Learning and Improvement

We stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices in ESG and continuously refine our strategies.


April9 maintains the following policies. They are all available upon request.

  • Change Management Policy

  • Supplier relationship policy

  • Environmental Policy

  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

  • Drug and Alcohol Policy

  • Secure engineering policy

  • Information security policy

  • Information retention policy

  • Secure development policy

  • Privacy policy

  • Information classification policy

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