Kesko has over 1,500 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Belarus.
Kesko and K-retailers form the K-Group, whose sales (pro forma) totalled about €13.2 billion in 2016. The K-Group is the third largest retailer in northern Europe and it employs around 45,000 people.
Kesko's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company's domicile and main premises are in Helsinki.
Kesko is engaged in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade, and the car trade.
|Kesko’s personnel statistics for 2015 analysed by operating country|
|Total number of personnel at 31 Dec.||10,081||815||225||567||470||3,869||3,641||2,267|
|Average number of personnel in 2015||8,300||785||203||538||478||3,492||3,149||2,010|
|Number of new employments*
|Number of terminated employments*
|Terminated by employer, %||4.6||6.7||30.0||4.8||9.1||14.7||11.0||38.0|
|Total turnover rate, %**
|* Including summer employees|
|** Excluding summer employees|
|*** Excluding Senukai, Lithuania|
|When calculating the number of terminated employments, each employee is included only once, whereas one person may have several new employments included in the total number.|
Corporate responsibility is a strategic choice for Kesko and integrated in day-to-day activities.
Corporate responsibility work is based on Kesko's strategy, value, vision and mission as well as responsibility programme, and it is guided by Kesko’s general corporate responsibility principles, the K Code of Conduct guide and Kesko’s purchasing principles.
Kesko's value creation chart illustrates how Kesko’s operations create value for its stakeholders and society.
Read more about value creation in Kesko's Annual Report.
Read more about Kesko's responsibility work in the Responsibility section.