Approved certification and audit systems

We utilise global social responsibility audit and certification systems, primarily amfori BSCI audits, in the assessment of suppliers in high-risk countries. We are committed to promoting compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct in our supply chain.



Certification and audit systems approved by Kesko

Certification / audit system Product group Coverage of criteria
amfori BSCI (amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative) All product groups Social, limited environmental part
SA8000 All product groups Social
SMETA All product groups Social, limited environmental part
ICS All product groups Social
Fairtrade Agricultural products incl. cotton Social, environmental
Rainforest Alliance Agricultural products Social, environmental
ProTerra Agricultural products Social, environmental
MPS-Socially Qualified Agricultural products Social
Soil Association Ethical Trade Agricultural products Social
Sustainability Initiative of South Africa SIZA Agricultural products Social, environmental
Sustainably Grown Agricultural products  Social, environmental
RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) Palm oil Economic, environmental, social
RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) Soy Economic, environmental, social
WIETA Wines Social
Vinos de Chile Wines Social, environmental
MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Caught fish and shellfish Environmental (sustainable fishing)
ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) Farmed fish and shellfish Social, environmental
Florverde Sustainable Flowers Flowers Social, environmental
FLA (Fair Labor Association) Consumer goods Social
FWF (Fair Wear Foundation) Clothing Social
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Textiles, hygiene products (organic) Social, environmental
WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) Textiles, shoes Social
IMO Fair for Life All product groups Social, economic
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Wood products and timber Environmental, limited social part
ICTI CARE Toys Social
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) Wood products and timber Environmental, limited social part
ICA Social Audit* Consumer goods Social

*Conditional approval. A maximum of two IGS audits are approved after which the supplier must adopt amfori BSCI audit or some other approved audit conducted by an independent party.

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