Our approach to sustainability

Our approach to sustainability

Our approach to sustainability

Super is a long-term investment, so it makes sense that we take a sustainable approach to everything we do. Here’s how.

Sustainability and members

CareSuper has been working hard to improve the way we communicate with members. As much as possible, we now try to keep members informed about their super via email. This minimises printing, which in turn reduces our impact on the environment.

At CareSuper, members have a range of environmentally friendly communication options available to them, both online and over the phone.

To receive online statements and keep up to date with the latest super news, members can provide us with their email addresses in MemberOnline.

In the workplace

CareSuper feels strongly about incorporating environmentally friendly workplace practices into the day-to-day running of our office.

Some of our practices include:

  • Maintaining a comprehensive recycling system at CareSuper offices for paper, cardboard, co-mingled and organic waste
  • Recycling toner cartridges, batteries, IT equipment, mobile phones and other e-waste items
  • Using paper manufactured in an environmentally responsible way (where possible)
  • Taking energy ratings and efficiency into consideration when purchasing appliances (and donating appliances where appropriate to be re-used)
  • Considering the sustainability credentials of material service providers.

ESG Rising Star award

To support further development of responsible investment, CareSuper has partnered with the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) to create the Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star award, in commemoration of the late CareSuper Board Chair.

The biennial award was established to recognise professionals within the profit-for-members super industry who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of ESG considerations in managing retirement funds.

Our sustainability committee

CareSuper has a sustainability committee, which was formed by staff to ensure strong sustainability practices. The committee aims to raise awareness of sustainability issues within CareSuper’s offices and among members, suppliers and partners.