SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 is ‘Partnerships for the Goals’. The aim is to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Read below about Kesko’s actions in contributing to the goal.

Globally and locally:

• Kesko requires that its personnel and business partners act in compliance with the K Code of Conduct guidelines.
• Kesko’s responsible sourcing is guided by Kesko’s purchasing principles and Principles and Practice of Socially Responsible Trading guide.
• Kesko’s grocery trade and Kespro are committed to good trading practices.
• In 2017, Kesko had around 26,300 suppliers and service providers from whom purchases were valued at a minimum of €1,000 during the year. Of these, around 12,600 operated in Finland, around 10,900 in Kesko’s other operating countries, and around 2,800 elsewhere.
• Kesko has a representative in several international and national organisations.
• K Group has joined in the commitment to sustainable development and published five operational commitments.
• Kesko cooperates with several non-governmental organisations, companies, trading sector organisations and other partners in order to promote a more sustainable world. These include: Plan International Finland, WWF, Fairtrade Finland, BSCI, FTA, Gasum and Solnet.

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