We minimise our environmental impacts
Working in an environmentally sustainable way is everyone's responsibility at Kesko. In our operations we strive to promote the mitigation of climate change and sustainable use of natural resources.

The management of environmental impacts is part of our daily work in Kesko. The mitigation of climate change is a key theme of our sustainability work. We reduce emissions through energy efficient solutions and by adopting renewable and low-carbon energy sources.

In collaboration with partners, Kesko wishes to promote sustainable production and consumption. We develop circular economy in cooperation with supply chains, logistics and consumer services. Product and package design and recycling are key in achieving increased recovery and reuse of materials.

We continuously cooperate with the food supply chain, logistics, K-stores and consumer communications to reduce and utilise food waste.

Together we ensure that our workplaces operate energy-efficiently.

The sustainable use of natural resources requires that we are not wasteful at the workplace and that we sort discarded materials properly.


Your work involves annual travel, both domestically and abroad. What should you take into account from an environmental viewpoint?

I consider environmental aspects in all work-related travel. Remote meetings are the primary alternative to travel. If a meeting does require physical presence, I will consider whether I could take the environmentally friendlier train instead of flying. Are others heading for the same meeting? I will offer others a ride if I am driving, or we will take a bus or tram together. I always consider whether there are other meetings to take care of at the same location.

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