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2003 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

VicSuper Contributing to a Sustainable Future, VIC

VicSuper Pty Ltd (VicSuper) is leading the superannuation industry in protecting Australia’s environment and contributing to a sustainable future. In an industry not traditionally concerned with reducing its environmental impact and acting in a socially responsible manner, VicSuper’s proven commitment to sustainability truly demonstrates its leadership position. Examples of VicSuper’s commitment to the environment and sustainability can be seen: On the Ground: VicSuper has made sustainability its central operating principle; Integration of sustainability into general operations including recycling, purchasing, staff sustainability committee; Staff sustainability training, education, development and performance review. Through its investments: Sustainability Investment Option; World-leading 10% of all listed equities invested in Sustainability Leaders; Incorporation of environmental and sustainability improvements into properties in the Direct Property Investment Fund. Through participation and membership in a variety of working groups: United Nations Environment Programme, signatory to the Finance Initiative and member of the Australasian Advisory Committee on Operational Management and Reporting; Working with the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority to establish the world’s first Sustainability Covenant.


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