|Date joined:||3 February, 2004|
VicSuper Pty Ltd (VicSuper) is the trustee and administrator of VicSuper Fund, one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing public offer superannuation funds. Based in Melbourne, VicSuper has recently expanded its advice services to include advice centres in regional Victoria and plans to expand further into regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
VicSuper’s purpose is to help people to prepare for and meet their income needs in later life by making sense of their superannuation. VicSuper aims to achieve this by placing emphasis on low fees, and providing education and advice for no additional charge to current and prospective members and employers.
VicSuper & Sustainability
Sustainability is VicSuper’s central operating principle. This means that sustainability considerations are taken into account in decision making processes because VicSuper recognises that its decisions have potential impacts on the economic, social and environmental performance of VicSuper Fund and its stakeholders.
VicSuper believes that building a sustainable superannuation fund is the key to meeting members’ needs and contributing positively to society. By integrating economic, social and environmental considerations into all decision-support systems, VicSuper aims to create long-term value for its stakeholders.
VicSuper adopted sustainability as its central operating principle in 2001 after introducing a sustainability investment strategy. VicSuper joined UNEP FI in February 2004, and has been involved in the Australasian Advisory Committee on Operational Environmental Management and Reporting and more recently in the UNEP FI Asia Pacific Task Force Outreach Group.
Being a signatory to the UNEP FI Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development is an important part of VicSuper’s commitment to the promotion of sustainable economic development.
VicSuper & Sustainability on the web
Link to Annual Report