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October 2020

July 2020

K-Supermarket store sets up own beehives to produce honey

K Group collaborates in projects that promote biodiversity. One good example is the work done for pollinators in Akaa, southern Finland, where a local K-Supermarket hosts beehives that produce honey that to be sold at the store.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

02.07.2020 09:40

June 2020

The Association for Finnish Work and K Group join forces to promote Finnish work – over 100 companies to take part in a national campaign

K Group’s grocery stores and K-Rauta building and home improvement stores, the Association for Finnish Work, more than 100 Finnish food and home and speciality goods companies, Ruokatieto yhdistys ry and the Finnish Horticultural Products Society are joining forces for a nationwide campaign to encourage Finns to buy more Finnish products to ensure work for Finns and support the Finnish economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:43

Ham Trick campaign broke its record again – nearly 200,000 households recycled their waste fat from Christmas hams

The Ham Trick campaign again broke a new record last Christmas, this time around encouraging nearly 200,000 Finnish households to recycle their waste Christmas ham fat. A staggering 58,500 kilos of fat was collected during the campaign, and it was used to make enough renewable Neste MY diesel to fuel 19 trips around the globe.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

04.06.2020 14:42

May 2020

K Group raises climate goals to a new level: carbon neutral by 2025, zero emissions by 2030

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the exceptional circumstances it has brought about, K Group continues to focus on its climate efforts, striving to become carbon neutral by 2025. We will systematically reduce emissions to reach zero emissions from our own operations and transports by year 2030.

Responsibility, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

12.05.2020 12:00

April 2020

More support for families during the epidemic – Kesko makes donations for food aid to Me-säätiö and Hope ry

During these exceptional times, new ways have emerged to help families affected by the crisis. Me-säätiö, a non-profit that focuses on the prevention of marginalisation among children and teenagers, has begun to distribute food bags and vouchers, and volunteers at Hope ry, which supports low-income families, are delivering gift vouchers and food bags to families. Kesko has donated 80,000 euros in total to Me-säätiö and Hope ry to be used for food aid.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

27.04.2020 17:11

K Group increases its renewable electricity production sixfold by committing to Finnish wind power

K Group will increase its share of renewable electricity by committing to purchasing wind power from a new wind farm to be built in Finland for the next 15 years. This will increase K Group’s own renewable energy production sixfold by the end of 2022.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

08.04.2020 09:30

Helping those over 70 years old – K Group opens new services for older people

Exceptional times require agility and rapid reaction. K-food retailers across Finland have created a new way of helping customers aged over 70 – dedicated shopping slots, online shopping for groceries and home delivery services. Moreover, K Group has opened new helpline and phone order services that assist over-70s in shopping for groceries at K-food stores. K Group is also calling on its customers to pitch in, as every one of us can offer shopping help in these exceptional times.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

03.04.2020 12:42

The first weeks under coronavirus restrictions: “Retail sector takes the lead in confronting the crisis”

According to President and CEO Mikko Helander, the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic is under control in K Group’s stores and logistics chain, thanks in part to domestic food production. “In a crisis situation, we can’t rely on having a large proportion of our food shipped in across the Baltic Sea. This is why we have been talking about the importance of domestic food production and Finland’s self-sufficiency for a long time.”

Responsibility, Media

03.04.2020 10:49

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