About Workplace Savings NZ
Workplace Savings NZ Incorporated (Workplace Savings) is "the voice of workplace savings" in New Zealand.
Workplace Savings is a not-for-profit apolitical membership organisation that represents the interests of employers who offer workplace retirement savings schemes, their trustees and members, superannuation industry service providers (including KiwiSaver), and professional advisers.
Our membership embraces all types of workplace superannuation schemes: public and corporate, union-sponsored and industry-based, KiwiSaver, employers and service providers in the workplace savings industry.
The mission of Workplace Savings NZ is to be "the voice of workplace savings", advancing the sustainable, effective, and efficient delivery of workplace savings outcomes for all involved.
Being an active member of Workplace Savings NZ supports you professionally and strengthens the collective voice of the workplace savings industry.
Workplace Savings NZ is the pre-eminent industry association focused on issues that affect the workplace retirement savings industry. From the grassroots membership through our Council and sub-committees, we encourage participation and debate on superannuation and KiwiSaver issues.
We strive to fulfil our mission by continuing to:-
The forerunner to Workplace Savings, the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ) was established in 1969. Although a variety of superannuation and pension schemes were established before then, they operated in isolation and had no real collective voice.
The renaming to Workplace Savings NZ in 2009 provided an important means for increasing understanding among sponsors, managers and trustees of schemes of the issues they faced. It enabled schemes to stand together with a representative voice to safeguard the interest of all concerned - members, beneficiaries, trustees and employers.
One of the main reasons ASFONZ was established was to provide a vehicle to share ideas and ensure views were heard. Through Workplace Savings NZ, this remains as relevant today as it always has.