SDG 15 Life on land

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 15 is ‘Life on Land'. The aim is to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Read below about Kesko’s actions in contributing to the goal.


• Responsibility policy statements and objectives for products constituting a risk relative to deforestation: soy, palm oil as well as timber and paper.


Reduction of food waste: actions at store and customer communications aimed to cut down on household food waste.
• Active survey of circular economy solutions and opportunities.
Innovative cooperation with Gasum: biogas produced from stores’ organic waste is used as energy in the manufacture of new Pirkka products.
• Material efficiency in all operations in order to minimize the use of natural resources.
• In 2017, K Group and the wildlife conservation organization WWF Finland began several years of wide ranging cooperation to conserve and increase endangered migratory fish populations.

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