A sustainable super choice
Statewide Super is committed to environmental and social responsibility. By acting in accordance with our values, we’re helping to build more sustainable communities and take actions that will have a positive environmental impact. We hope this gives our members the peace-of-mind that they’re with a super fund that truly cares about its members, its communities and our collective future.
Why be sustainable?
Sustainability is a guiding principle across our business because we recognise that the actions and investment decisions we make today will have an ongoing impact on the environment, society and our economy. Put another way, sustainability makes good business sense for your retirement savings.
Statewide Super displays leadership on sustainability as a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). We are also a member of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
We are thrilled that Statewide Super is one of only 16 super funds to receive Infinity* Recognition from SuperRatings in 2017, an independent super ratings agency. This recognition puts us at the top of the super industry when it comes to sustainability and reflects our ongoing commitment to operate sustainably.
Statewide Super takes action to embrace sustainability through our internal practices, reducing our environmental impact and our costs. This, in turn, helps us to stay competitive and direct more funds into our investments, improving returns for our members.
Statewide Super takes the following actions:
- We measure and offset the Fund’s carbon emissions
- We adopt socially responsible purchasing practices
- We reduce electricity usage
- We minimise paper usage
- We recycle waste whenever possible; and
- We organise regular activities to support our local community.
Our Sustainability Committee drive these environmental and social initiatives, and keep us accountable. We welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Carbon Neutral Adelaide Founding partner
As a Founding Partner, Statewide Super has been recognised for our commitment and contribution to reducing emissions, helping to make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city. The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program celebrates and empowers business and community organisations to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, provide leadership and encourage others to take action.
Statewide Super considers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to help us maximise your financial returns.
Our investment team think about and advise on issues including climate change, human rights and corporate governance when making investment decisions.
*SuperRatings Infinity Survey 2016