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Does your KiwiSaver provider care about saving the planet?

Does your KiwiSaver provider care about saving the planet?

Now you can support the NZ Vegetarian Society through KiwiSaver, while investing your funds ethically!

CareSaver KiwiSaver scheme has partnered with us to help make a world of difference. They focus on investing ethically and 20% of their management fees are donated to charities like the NZ Vegetarian Society when people choose to join them. Check out their product disclosure statement and their ‘people, planet, principles and profit’ approach at The best of all, they have a very strong animal welfare policy.

We are proud to be one of the chosen charities partnering with CareSaver. You may find this offers you a KiwiSaver Scheme that shares your values.

Why CareSaver?

It’s called CareSaver because it’s KiwiSaver for Kiwis who care about the planet and its people. It’s also for Kiwis who care about investing wisely for their retirement.

Pathfinder has been managing investments ethically for nearly a decade and are a ‘conscious investor’ – conscious of getting the best possible returns, conscious of protecting the planet, and conscious of doing the right thing for people.

Pathfinder’s animal welfare policies are the strongest of any KiwiSaver providers. They exclude companies that test cosmetics on animals, and companies involved in factory farming, as well as fossil fuel companies (which contribute to biodiversity loss), companies involved in the more general exploitation of animals (such as circus or theme park activities), whaling and more.

It’s Easy to Switch

All you have to do is to fill out a simple online form. Visit where you will find a copy of the CareSaver product disclosure statement as well as their ‘people, planet, principles and profit’ approach. Please nominate the NZ Vegetarian Society as your chosen charity if you switch to CareSaver.


Is CareSaver a vegan KiwiSaver Scheme?

CareSaver in their investing they strive for the highest standards around concerns for humans, animals and our environment. While they don’t claim to be a vegan KiwiSaver, they are not invested in A2 Milk, Fonterra, factory farming companies, pharmaceutical companies that experiment on animals, or companies testing consumer products on animals (as identified on the Mindful Money website). They don’t support the export of livestock, whaling or ‘theme parks’ that exploit animals (for more detail see our Ethical Investment Policy). Note that large global companies have operations in a range of countries and industries – they encourage you to contact them if you believe their analysis of a particular company has missed something when looking through the lens of concern for people, animals and the environment.

Companies that test on animals – therefore NOT included in CareSaver

Air Liquide 
Air Products & Chemicals Inc 
Akzo Nobel 
Albemarle Corp 
Amorepacific Corp 
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co 
Associated British Foods PLC
Bayer AG
Beiersdorf AG
British American Tobacco 
Burberry Group PLC
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 
Chevron Corporation 
Chr Hansen Holding A S 
Church & Dwight Co 
Clorox Company 
Coca Cola 
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Inc. 
Coca-Cola European Partners Plc 
Colgate Palmolive 
Coty Inc 
Croda International PLC
Dowdupont Inc 
Ecolab Inc 
Essity Aktiebo
Estee Lauder Companies 
Evonik Industries AG
FMC Corp 
General Mills Inc 
Groupe Danone 
Henkel Ag & Co
Hindustan Unilever Ltd 
Honeywell International 
Imperial Brands 
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. 
J Sainsbury Plc 
Johnson & Johnson 
Johnson Matthey Plc 
Kao Corporation
Kikkoman Corporation 
Kimberly-Clark Corp 
Koninklijke Dsm Nv 
Kose Corporation 
Kraft Heinz 
L Brands Inc 
Lvmh Moet Hennessy 
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co
Mitsui Chemicals Inc 
Newell Brands Inc 
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc
Orica Limited 
Oriflame Holding 
PPG Industries Inc 
Procter & Gamble
Reckitt Benckiser Group 
Royal Dutch Shell 
Shell International
Societe Bic Sa 
Solvay Sa 
Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd 
Symrise Ag 
Syngenta Finance Nv 
Victrex Plc 
Wacker Chemie AG
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 


Pathfinder Asset Management Limited is the issuer of the CareSaver KiwiSaver Scheme. Visit for a Product Disclosure Statement.