89 news and releases

March 2017

Kesko’s Annual Report: Modernising K Group is stronger than ever

Kesko’s Annual Report 2016, which has been published today, describes the progress of our strategy and our versatile corporate responsibility work. Besides the 2016 performance indicators, the report contains numerous case stories, stakeholder addresses and videos telling about our work.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

10.03.2017 09:10

K Group to introduce Finland’s first plastic bags made of plastic recycled by households

Pirkka ESSI circular economy bags was added to the selections of K-food stores in January 2017. Packaging plastic recycled by households is utilised in their manufacture for the first time in Finland. K Group aims to help its customers make responsible choices and transition to a circular economy easier with circular bags and plastic collection points.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

01.03.2017 09:22

February 2017

K-food stores participate in vaccine campaign: 900,000 vaccines funded

K-food stores again participated in the international vaccine campaign by Pampers and UNICEF, raising the funds for almost 900,000 tetanus vaccines for mothers and newborns.


17.02.2017 11:12

Kesko is committed to use responsibly produced soy

Kesko recommends that its suppliers use responsible RTRS or ProTerra certified soy in the ingredients of soy origin of the grocery trade’s private label foods, in the production of products of animal origin and as an ingredient of the animal feed products sold by the agricultural trade. By 2020 only responsible RTRS or ProTerra certified soy will be used in these products.

Responsibility, Media

07.02.2017 11:40

Application period for 2017 K Trainee programme is open

The K Trainee programme starting in May is seeking 15 future top professionals wishing to prove their competence as part of the reforming K Group. The application period ends in early March.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

07.02.2017 08:07

The K-Group celebrates Finland's centenary and Finnish inventiveness with life hacks – clever practical tips

The K-Group's joint Finland 100 project puts the spotlight on tights, life hacks and Finnish inventiveness. In honour of the centenary, the K-Group is looking for the best life hack of all time. It will release 100 life hack videos and a documentary analysing the Finnish national character from the perspective of life hacks. Throughout the year, a special bus will traverse the land of a thousand life hacks. The creator of the best life hack of all time will be awarded a K-gift voucher worth EUR 10,000.

Customer, Company, Media

06.02.2017 14:05

Kesko’s financial statements release 2016

Kesko’s comparable operating profit increased.

Investor, Company, Media

02.02.2017 09:00

January 2017

Kesko now purchases 100% renewable electricity

Since the beginning of 2017, all electricity purchased by Kesko in Finland is renewable. In 2017, the amount of electricity purchased by Kesko will be approximately 540 GWh. This electricity will be used in K-stores and the K-Group’s other properties.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

30.01.2017 10:00

K-Group to have around 5,000 summer employees

This summer, the K-Group will employ a total of around 5,000 summer employees, which represents the same level as in the previous years. The K-Group is one of Finland’s major providers of summer jobs.

Responsibility, Careers, Media

24.01.2017 15:49

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