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42 news and releases

September 2019

Dow Jones lists top companies in sustainability - Kesko included

Kesko has been included in the esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Indices the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe as the only trading sector company in Finland.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

14.09.2019 12:01

Day care for children enabled Chinese migrant families to be spend the summer together

In July, K Group opened a children’s summer day care facility at a lamp factory in China together with the international organisation the Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CCR CSR). For six weeks, some 30 children of factory employees attended the day care, and could therefore spend the summer with their parents in the city. Both the families and factory management were very pleased with the project.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

05.09.2019 13:38

August 2019

K Group is creating a carbon footprint calculator for grocery purchases

K Group will introduce a tool that will show its K-Plussa customers the carbon footprint of their food purchases from K Group’s grocery stores. This will make it easier for the customers to track the environmental impact of their purchases, and to make more sustainable choices. The carbon footprint calculator is being developed in collaboration with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and will be integrated into K Group’s K-Ostokset service, which is already helping customers track how much Finnish products they are buying.

Responsibility, Media

28.08.2019 15:47

Certification labels verify the sustainable origin of wood for customers

Finland is one of the most heavily-forested countries in the world, with forests making up over 70% of its area. Finns use wood and paper products every day, and trust they are being ecological in doing so. What they often do not think about are problems related to forests globally, such as illegal logging and deforestation, which is why Finnish consumers do not necessarily check the origin of a terrace board or wall panel they are buying.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

16.08.2019 08:15

The ’10 Days 100 Challenges’ event came up with new ideas for making sustainable choices in the grocery store easier

In early June, K Group’s K-Supermarket chain took part in the 10Days100Challenges innovation sprint organised by Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia, three big universities of applied sciences in the greater Helsinki area. For ten days, students sought solutions to challenges posed by various companies and organisations. The challenge presented by K-Supermarket was “How to make sustainable choices easier for customers?”

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

06.08.2019 08:12

July 2019

K Group, Paulig and Globe Hope launch Finland’s first circular economy pilot for coffee packages: cooperation gives coffee packages a new lease of life

K Group, Paulig and Globe Hope have joined forces to launch the first ever recycling pilot in Finland for coffee packages with the aim of giving the packages a new lease of life. Launched in June, the pilot involves five K Supermarkets where consumers are welcome to return their empty coffee packages. Globe Hope will then collect the materials and reuse them in manufacturing new products. How the packaging materials will be reused is up to consumers to decide.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

23.07.2019 09:53

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

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