Red is committed to acting as a socially responsible company in those regions where our company and staff are operating. This means that we will go further by continually evaluating our business practices using the principle of sustainability.
At Red, our Executive Director, Mrs Kpone-Tonwe, is responsible for our company's community relations.
With a Masters degree in Industrial Sociology and BA Hons degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt , Mrs Tonwe has combined her academic skills with her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the structure of the complex Nigerian society, whereby the local community is interwoven with the various layers of society and government.
At the heart of sustainability lies the desire to maintain a balance between the economic, environmental and social needs of our world today without compromising the opportunities of future generations. We want Red to always be associated with a respect for human rights, safe work conditions, and environmentally sound business practices, for our own organisation and those with whom we partner.
Red strives to understand and respect the cultural values wherever we operate. In many countries and regions where our company is active, we prefer to employ local and native employees, and as a result, in many locations our company is recognised as an indigenous company. Our employees and management communicate extensively with the communities in whose areas we operate. This is a responsibility we take seriously and it equally provides us with an opportunity to be a positive force for local good. In all our operations - often in hostile and challenging environments - we aim, wherever possible, to use our core competencies to help tackle local community issues where we can make a positive difference.