SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 is ‘Good Health and Well-being’. The aim is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Read below about Kesko’s actions in contributing to the goal.


• K-food stores have participated in the international tetanus vaccination campaign run by UNICEF and Pampers for ten years.


• Kesko provides its employees with employee benefits, such as occupational health care, insurance against occupational injuries and diseases, parental leave as well as retirement benefits
Pirkka Street Basket  is part of the Little Wolves cooperation project between the Finnish Basketball Association and Kesko’s grocery trade to promote children’s physical exercise.
• Kesko’s grocery trade participates annually in the Pink Ribbon campaign raising funds for Finnish breast cancer research.
• In 2017, we began work to build a new health and wellbeing store chain Hehku together with the pharmaceutical distributor Oriola. Our goal is to establish a chain of 100 Hehku stores and an online store.
• Consumers are provided with information on healthy diets and recipes on K Group’s channels, such as and the Pirkka magazine.
• We joined the National Nutrition Council of Finland’s nutrition commitment by making a vegetable commitment, which encourages K-food store customers to increase their use of vegetables through the following actions, which extend to year 2020.
K Consumer Service answers customer feedback on Kesko’s own brand products Pirkka, K-Menu and Euro Shopper.
• K-Rauta and Intersport stores offer products and services promoting healthy lifestyles.

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