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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

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

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

K Group brings K-food store customers a new service that shows how Finnish the contents of their shopping baskets are

The new K-Ostokset service shows K Group customers what they are buying from K-food stores and helps them understand the impacts of their purchase decisions. During the first stage, the service gives customers an overview of how much Finnish products they are buying, and offers recommendations on Finnish products to buy. The service will later expand to give customers data on the sustainability of their purchases and on how their purchases contribute to personal wellbeing.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

12.03.2019 11:36

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

K Group to remove plastic from Pirkka cotton buds – 30 tonnes less plastic per year

The plastic stems of Pirkka cotton buds will be replaced with paper ones and the plastic packaging with paperboard. Removing plastic from Pirkka cotton buds is one of the measures listed in K Group’s plastics policy, which aims to reduce single-use plastics and promote a circular economy.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

01.03.2019 11:30

February 2019

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