Get a Weapons Free KiwiSaver

Most Kiwis want to avoid weapons in their KiwiSaver or investment funds. Here are weapons-free options.

Cut Ties With Weapons Investment

81% of Kiwis don’t want firearms, cluster bombs, nuclear weapons or other military weapons in their KiwiSaver fund. A growing number of investors recognise the massive human suffering and environmental damage that results from weapons and choose not to invest in weapons producers.

In 2016, after a public outcry, many KiwiSaver providers excluded manufacturers of cluster bombs and landmines. In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, some have excluded firearms, such as semi-automatic weapons. But these exclusions are narrowly-drawn categories. For many investors, the issue is broader. They don’t want their KiwiSaver fund to include any companies that make profits from weapons manufacturers. 

From Mindful Money's analysis of KiwiSaver fund investments at end September 2021, $190 million of KiwiSaver money was invested in companies involved in the manufacture of weapons and $186 million of retail investment funds.

Although the proportion of waepons in overall investment has fallen, many investors are unwittingly investing in companies that produce nuclear weapons, firearms or other weapons categories. 

Check out your fund using the Fund Checker, or look for a weapons free fund below. The following funds all have a weapons free policy:

Note: Our research has found that not all of these funds are entirely free from weapons - some have a few companies in their indirect holdings and are working to divest completely.

Or you can use our Fund Finder to find the KiwiSaver fund that fits your criteria.

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