When you invest in a socially responsible investment option, you're investing in companies that meet specific sustainability criteria.

First State Super offers two investment options that allow you to invest your superannuation in companies that engage in socially responsible practices.

There are two socially responsible investment options to choose from:

  1. a diversified option, and
  2. a single asset class Australian equities option.

These investment options balance competitive returns with community  accountability. We engage investment managers that apply positive and negative screens to the investment selection process to help identify organisations doing business in a sustainable way.

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What we rule out

  • Thermal coal mining
  • Fossil fuels
  • Tobacco
  • Nuclear power
  • Armaments
  • Gambling
  • Logging of old growth forests
  • Inhumane animal testing
  • Alcohol
  • Pornography

What we look for

  • Ethical: investments that uphold fundamental human rights, and articulate and implement a code of conduct.
  • Environmental: investments that use energy and resources efficiently, and products sustainably.
  • Labour standards: investments that consider occupational health and safety, International Labour Organisation standards, working conditions and the exclusion of child labour.
  • Governance: investments that meet corporate governance guidelines about board structures and remuneration.
  • Social: investments that consider community involvement, including indigenous relations.

To learn more about socially responsible investing, download our Socially responsible investing flyer.

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Socially responsible investment holdings^1

Altium Ltd.
Alumina Ltd.
Amcor Plc
Ansell Ltd.
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.
Austal Ltd.
Bega Cheese Ltd
Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd. 
BlueScope Steel Ltd.
Brambles Ltd.
Challenger Ltd.
Charter Hall Ltd.
Chorus Ltd.
Cleanaway Waste Management Limited
Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd.
Coles Group Ltd.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Computershare Ltd.
Credit Corp Ltd.
CSL Ltd.
CSR Ltd.
Downer EDI Ltd.
Evolution Mining Limited
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.
GUD Holdings Ltd.
G8 Education Ltd.
Gold Road Resources Limited
Goodman Group Ltd.
IDP Education Limited
IGO Ltd.
Iluka Resources Ltd.
Incitec Pivot Ltd.
Insurance Australia Group Ltd.
James Hardie Industries Plc
JB Hi-Fi Ltd.
Lendlease Group
Lynas Corp. Ltd.
Macquarie Group Ltd.
Magellan Financial Group Ltd.
McMillan Shakespeare Limited
Medibank Private Ltd.
Metcash Ltd.
Mineral Resources Ltd.
Mirvac Group
National Australia Bank Ltd.
Newcrest Mining Ltd.
News Corporation
NIB Holdings Ltd.
Orica Ltd.
Orora Ltd.
Pacific Biotechnologies Limited
Pendal Group Limited
Perenti Global Limited
Premier Investments Ltd.
Qantas Airways Ltd.
QBE Insurance Group Ltd.
Ramsay Health Care Ltd.
REA Group Ltd.
Regis Resources Ltd.
Resmed Inc
Sandfire Resources NL
Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group
Scentre Group
Service Stream Ltd.
Sonic Healthcare Ltd.
Spark Infrastructure Ltd.
Spark New Zealand Ltd.
St Barbara Limited
Suncorp Group Ltd.
Sydney Airport
Technology One Ltd.
Telstra Corp. Ltd.
The a2 Milk Co. Ltd.
Transurban Group Ltd.
Vicinity Centres
Wesfarmers Ltd.
Western Areas Ltd.
Westpac Banking Corp.
Woolworths Group Ltd.
Xero Limited

Abbott Laboratories
Accenture Plc
Adidas Group
Aena S.M.E S.A.
AIA Group Ltd.
Allstate Corp.
Alphabet, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. 
American International Group, Inc.
American Tower Corp.
American Water Works Co., Inc.
Amgen, Inc.
ams AG
Analog Devices, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
ASML Holding NV
AstraZeneca Plc
AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.
Bank of America Corp.
Baxter International, Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Biogen, Inc.
BNP Paribas S.A.
BorgWarner, Inc.
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Bunge Ltd.
Canadian National Railway Co. 
Capital One Financial Corp.
Chubb Ltd. 
CitiGroup Inc.
City Developments Ltd.
Cognex Corp.
Copart, Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Cummins, Inc.
Daifuku Co., Ltd.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Discovery Communications Inc.
Dollar Tree, Inc.
Dürr AG
Eaton Corp. Plc
Essity AB
Fast Retailing Co Ltd.
Ford Motor Co.
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
FUJIFILM Holdings Corp.
General Mills, Inc.
Hitachi Ltd. 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
HSBC Holdings Plc
HudBay Minerals, Inc.
Humana, Inc.
Iberdrola SA
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
ING Groep NV
Ingersoll-Rand Plc
Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd.
Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kao Corp. 
Kimberly Clark Corp.
Kirby Corp.
Kon Ahold Delhaize 
Kurita Water Industries Ltd
Kyocera Corp. 
Lam Research Corp.
Legrand S.A.
Lion Corp.
Lonza Group AG
Lululemon Athletica Inc
M&T Bank Corp.
M&G, Plc
Merck & Co., Inc.
MetLife, Inc.
Metso Oyj
Micron Technology, Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
NEC Corp
Nestlé S.A.
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
Nitto Denko Corp. 
Nokia Oyj
Novo Nordisk A/S
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Orix Corp
Ørsted A/S
Paypal Holdings Inc.
Pets at Home Group Plc
Pfizer Inc.
PPG Industries, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Prudential Plc
Red Eléctrica Corp. S.A.
Robert Half International, Inc
Roche Holding AG
Rogers Communications, Inc.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
RPM International, Inc.
salesforce.com, Inc.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A.
Smith & Nephew Plc
Smurfit Kappa Group Plc
Snap-On, Inc.
Stora Enso Oyj
Svenska Cellulosa AB
Swire Pacific Ltd.
Sysco Corp.
T&D Holdings, Inc. 
The Home Depot, Inc.
The TJX Cos., Inc.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank
The Travelers Cos., Inc.
The Walt Disney Co.
The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. 
Toyota Motor Corp.
Trane Technologies Plc
UniCredit SpA 
Valeo S.A.
Verizon Communications, Inc.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Vinci SA
Visa, Inc.
Volvo AB
Vonovia SE
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Co.
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
Yaoko Co., Ltd. 
Zoetis, Inc.
ZOZO, Inc.
Zurich Insurance Group AG

3M Co
Abbvie Inc
Adobe Systems, Inc
Allied Irish Banks Group 
Air Liquide SA
Ally Financial Inc
Aroundtown SA
AT&T Inc
Axa SA
Banco Santander SA
Bank of Ireland
Bankia SA
BBVA Bancomer SA Texas
Becton Dickinson
Belfius Bank SA
BNP Paribas SA
CaixaBank SA
Capgemini SE
Castellum AB
Chubb Ltd
Cigna Corp.
Citigroup Inc.
Cloverie Plc for Swiss Re Corp Solutions Ltd.
Commerzbank AG
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Cooperatieve Rabobank UA
Credit Agricole Group
Credit Mutuel Arkea SA
Credit Suisse Group AG
Criteria Caixa SA
CVS Health Corp.
Daimler AG
Deere & Company
Dell International LLC/EMC Corp
Dell Technologies Inc
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Deutsche Telekom AG
E Merck KG
EDP Finance BV
EDP Group - Energias De Portugal SA
FCA Bank
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. 
General Electric Co
Groupe Credit Mutuel
HSBC Holdings Plc
ING Groep NV
Intesa Sanpaolo Spa
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Kellogg Co
La Banque Postale
Lincoln TopCo Pte. Ltd
Lowe's Companies, Inc
Mediobanca Banca Di Credito Finanziario SpA
Merck KGaA
Mizuho Financial Group
Morgan Stanley
National Australia Bank Limited
Nationwide Building Society
NN Group NV
Nomura Holdings Inc
Nordea Bank AB
Oracle Corporation
Orange SA
Pricoa Global Funding
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Royal Bank of Scotland Grp. Plc.
Santander UK Group Holdings
Societe Generale SA
Solvay Finance (America)
Standard Chartered Plc
Target Corporation
Telefonica Emisiones Sau
Telefonica Europe BV
The TJX Cos., Inc.
Toyota Motor Corp.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE
Unicredit Spa
Union Pacific Corp.
Visa, Inc
Vodafone Group Plc


  1. International Equities SRI and Fixed Income holdings are as at 31 March 2020. The Australian Equities SRI holdings are as at 15 June 2020.

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