Sustainability indices

Several assessments have been made of Kesko with the purpose of helping investors and financial service providers implement investment strategies in line with sustainability.

MSCI ESG Ratings

In 2021, Kesko received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. 

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In 2021, Kesko was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index the DJSI World. Previously, Kesko was listed on DJSI World in 2003-2014 and in 2017-2020.


Sustainability Yearbook  

Kesko is included in S&P Global's Sustainability Yearbook 2021.  

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

'The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations' list has been published at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 2005. Kesko is the only company in the world to have been on the list every year since it was launched.  On the list announced in January 2022, Kesko placed 69th. 



Kesko received the 'A' score in CDP’s Climate questionnaire 2021.

In 2012-2021, Kesko completed the Forests Program questionnaire on the key commodities contributing to deforestation: timber, palm oil, soy and cattle products.

CDP’s annual Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) evaluates corporate supply chain engagement on climate issues. In 2021, Kesko is among the highest-rated companies which are celebrated in the Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard.


The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to help investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. As of 2009, Kesko has been included in the FTSE4Good indices (latest index review in December 2021).


STOXX Global ESG Leaders

Since 2011, Kesko is included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index family, which represents the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria. The index family consists of these three specialised categories and an overall index amalgamating their results.



Euronext Vigeo Eiris

Kesko is integrated into Euronext Vigeo index Eurozone 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in the Eurozone region) as of December 2018.


OMX GES Sustainability Nordic

Kesko is listed in the OMX GES Sustainability Index calculated by NASDAQ OMX in cooperation with GES Investment Services. It is a benchmark index which comprises the leading NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo Bors listed companies in terms of sustainability.


OMX GES Sustainability Finland

Kesko is listed in the OMX GES Sustainability Finland index calculated by NASDAQ OMX and GES Investment Services. It is a benchmark index which comprises the leading NASDAQ OMX Helsinki listed companies in terms of sustainability.



Kesko has been reconfirmed as a constituent in the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since 8 May 2020. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL ( indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).



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