Sustainability and corporate responsibility

At CareSuper, we believe in making a positive difference to the lives of our members, people and communities. And while our operational footprint is small, we understand the impact of our investments and are always looking for new ways to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices into our workplace.

We adopt clear and transparent reporting to ensure we remain accountable to members and other stakeholders for our actions and performance.

Investing responsibly

As an Australian super fund, we have a fiduciary responsibility to invest our members’ money with their best interests in mind. We believe companies that act responsibly will perform better over time, so we require our investment managers to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as an integral part of the investment process.

Members who are looking to invest in an option with an even greater emphasis on ESG factors can choose to invest in the Sustainable Balanced option. Our investment managers for this option use special criteria and screening processes to manage and select Australian and overseas shares.

Learn more about how CareSuper invests responsibly here.

Communicating sustainably

As much as possible, we try to keep our members informed about their super via email. This minimises printing, which in turn reduces our impact on the environment.

Members can manage their communication preferences via MemberOnline.

Over 78,690 members received on online version of their 2016/17 annual statement.

A sustainable workplace

We feel strongly about running our office in a way that benefits our members, our people and the environment in which we operate.

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Seeking opportunities to reduce our use of natural resources and minimise waste
  • Engaging and collaborating with business partners to promote responsible, sustainable operations
  • Employing a diverse, skilled Board and workforce and fostering a culture that protects and enhances health, safety and wellbeing.

We also have a sustainability committee, which was formed by staff to raise awareness of sustainability issues within our offices and among members, suppliers and partners.

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You can download the Annual Report in PDF format here.

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