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May 2019

K Group’s own brand Pirkka chocolates and cocoa to contain certified cocoa only

Going forward, K Group will only accept cocoa and chocolates made from 100% sustainable origin cocoa for its Pirkka, K-Menu and Menu ranges.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Media

23.05.2019 09:13

Determined actions to increase the responsibility of mywear clothes

When buying clothes that have been made on the other side of the world, do you find yourself wondering if you can trust that they have been manufactured responsibly? Ensuring responsible supply chains is important for K Group and we work hard towards it. With global clothes manufacturing mostly concentrated in Asia, we pay special attention to improving working conditions in Asian factories.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

06.05.2019 15:46

Cheering, music and friends by the basketball court − Finnish Basketball Association and K Group continue their close cooperation

The cooperation, which focuses on encouraging children to exercise, organises a tour of street basketball events around Finland for primary school children. The tour, which is called Pirkka Street Basket, started again on Friday 3 May in Helsinki and this year will travel as far as Kemijärvi, which is further north than ever before. The cooperation has already helped to encourage 66,000 children to exercise.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

03.05.2019 14:52

April 2019

“This is our last chance to wake up to climate action!”

The Earth’s future is under threat, and we need climate actions now. Matti Kalervo, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at K Group, is dealing with big issues.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

26.04.2019 10:18

Making sustainable choices easy: K-Rauta commits to increasing the share of sustainably produced timber

Are you dreaming of a summer terrace, yard construction project or a new pier? K-Rauta offers an extensive selection of timber for various types of construction projects. An increasing share of K-Rauta’s timber selection is responsibly produced and comes from sustainably managed forests.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

11.04.2019 12:11

Joint project to solve the plastic problem: Everyday household goods delivered to your door monthly in exchange for household plastic waste for recycling

K Group, Unilever Finland, Metsä Tissue, Encore Ympäristöpalvelut and Orthex are launching an experiment with LOOP Ventures, a circular economy accelerator, to test an entirely new recycling model for household plastic packaging. The purpose of this pilot project, entitled Arkipakkaus (‘Everyday Packaging’), is to create a complete circular economy model for everyday plastic household packaging.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

04.04.2019 08:52

March 2019

Parcels delivered by drones

Drones will be used to carry some 100 parcels from Matkahuolto’s logistics terminal to the K-Market Kartanonkoski and K-Market Ylästö stores in Vantaa, which act as Matkahuolto outlets, during the test period between 18 and 20 March 2019. The experiment will provide information on the efficiency and capacity of the operating model. The parcels will be actual online store deliveries to consumers in Matkahuolto’s transport network.

Responsibility, Media

22.03.2019 14:42

Work trial led to a brighter future

Given the opportunity, a spark can turn into a flame. K-Supermarket HerkkuDuo’s retailer Kari Salmipuro took time to listen and opened the path for Marko Torkkeli back towards employment. See a video of Marko’s story below.

Responsibility, Careers

18.03.2019 15:46

K Group responds to growing demand for organic foods – number of organic Pirkka products rises to almost 200 items

The popularity of organic food is growing in Finland and the rest of Europe. K Group will make organic food available to more consumers this year by adding dozens of new organic products to the Pirkka range. The new products also include organic taco and salsa dips.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

14.03.2019 15:41

New technology to support management of personnel wellbeing at Kesko

K Group has long been systematically developing procedures and services to support the wellbeing of its employees. Greater emphasis will now be placed on management with data to improve wellbeing. The goal is improved prediction of risks to wellbeing and tackling challenges related to wellbeing at an even earlier stage.

Responsibility, Careers, Company, Media

14.03.2019 11:58

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