Information about corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility at Kesko is integrated into day-to-day activities that help customers make good choices.

Corporate responsibility work is based on Kesko's value, vision and mission. Corporate responsibility work is guided by Kesko’s strategythe K Code of ConductKesko’s general corporate responsibility principles, and Kesko’s purchasing principles.

Kesko’s responsibility programme contains both short-term and long-term objectives. The programme has six themes: Good corporate governance and finance, Customers, Society, Working community, Responsible purchasing and sustainable selections, and Environment.

Kesko has committed to several international declarations and conventions, the most important of which are:

  • The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
  • The ILO convention on the Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations
  • The ICC Business Charter for Sustainable Development and principles against corruption and bribery
  • The UN Global Compact initiative
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • The purchasing principles of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI)

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