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May 2019

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

March 2019

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

Kesko’s Annual Report: Economic benefit generated by Kesko and K-retailers to Finnish regions over 8 billion euros

Kesko’s Annual Report 2018 describes the progress made in Kesko’s strategy execution and sustainability work, with comprehensive performance indicators. The report depicts how K Group creates value for the whole society and measures taken for the environment and for ensuring the responsibility of supply chains.

Responsibility, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

08.03.2019 09:15

January 2019

K Group's Food Trend Review: Conscious Consumption a Major Trend – Potato Makes a Comeback

Our new Food Trends 2019 report says that next year, the biggest trend affecting Finns' food choices will be conscious consumption. The second biggest trend is everyday wellbeing, with tailored wellbeing coming in third place. As for ingredients and products, in 2019 our shopping baskets will include more pre-cleaned fish, fresh herbs and potatoes, as well as bread from local bakeries and beers by microbreweries.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

21.01.2019 15:21

Versatile tasks and duties, strong customer focus and leadership opportunities attract professionals to K Group

K Group ranks 18th among the 50 most attractive business employers in Finland, based on an annual survey by Universum. The survey results show that K Group’s strengths meet the expectations of survey participants in terms of the variety of assignments, leadership opportunities, attractive and exciting products and services, and a good reference for future career.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

03.01.2019 13:42

December 2018

K Group supports Christmas fundraising campaign for families again this year

K Group once again takes part in the Hyvä Joulumieli fundraising campaign, to provide Christmas meals to tens of thousands of families with children in Finland.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Media

10.12.2018 16:14

November 2018

New type of collaboration between Plan and K Group enables hundreds of children to go to school and improves working conditions in factories

In an effort to improve the lives of families of migrants working in the Thai fishing industry and increase the responsibility of the factories, the children's right organisation Plan International Finland and K Group formed a new type of collaboration. The results of the four-year project have exceeded expectations.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

21.11.2018 12:49

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