What we expect of our employees

We share an enthusiasm for the trading sector and an entrepreneurial mentality that shows as a positive attitude of getting things done, good team spirit and the opportunity to influence the way the work is done. Everyone has their responsibility areas, but a friend in need is always offered a helping hand. The work gets done smoothly when everybody adheres to the common principles.

The K-Group is a renewing and multifaceted employer in the trading sector. We in the K-Group share an enthusiasm for the trading sector and a retailer attitude that shows as a spirit of getting things done and taking responsibility and as a possibility to have a say in how things are done. We feel at home in a retailer-oriented working environment and we want to take part in renewing the trading sector.

The best way to learn the work in a store is by doing. Our shared objective is to exceed customers' expectations, and we work for it briskly but not without a sense of humour. Everyone has their responsibility areas, but a friend in need is always offered a helping hand.

Everyone's path is different in the K-Group, and we have plenty of options. If you like, you can specialise as a K-Food Specialist, study languages or take the Master Sales Assistant training, among other things. Many people stay with us for a long time because they get to develop a store or the trading sector with a nice group of people and get feedback for jobs well done.

Common rules shape workplace culture

People Principles define the ways of doing things as agreed together. All of our operations rely on four principles: 

We operate directly, openly and honestly
We promote open communication and we are honest with each other.

We show the path 
In our opinion, it is important to make sure that everyone in our organisation knows what needs to be achieved and on what kind of plan. We set clear objectives and measure results. We are also agile in responding to changing conditions and change the our operating practice if necessary. We also share responsibilities and encourage cooperation in decision-making.

We are all in
We take responsibility for our own work and are proactive. We question operating practices and do not hesitate to suggest new ways of doing things and we also share our know-how.

We create trust
We encourage each other by giving both positive and constructive feedback. We speak respectfully to our colleagues and enjoy cooperation.


Code of Conduct

The K Code of Conduct outlines the shared guidelines for the work of each Kesko employee and business partners.

Kesko wishes to lead the way in responsibility and our stakeholders also hold us to a high standard. This demand for responsibility reaches every area of Kesko operations.

We expect all Kesko employees and business partners to properly internalise the K Code of Conduct. The K Code of Conduct contains 12 principles, and clear examples lay out what is expected of Kesko employees and business partners for example in the areas of human rights, environmental care and fair competition.

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