Get a Weapons Free KiwiSaver

Cut Ties With Weapons Investment

81% of Kiwis don’t want firearms, cluster bombs, nuclear weapons or other military weapons in their KiwiSaver fund.

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 are just some weapons 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 March 2021, $200 million of KiwiSaver money was still invested in companies involved in the manufacture of weapons.

And analysis of September 2020 data showed that over $52 million of KiwiSaver funds were invested in companies that manufacture nuclear weapons - this included more than half of the 265 KiwiSaver funds available to the public at that point. 

Check out your fund using the Fund Checker, or look for a weapons free fund. 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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Note: Medical Assurance Society and NZ Funds also have weapons-free policies.

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