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173 news and releases

January 2019

International comparisons show sustainability work in Finnish companies is world class – Kesko ranked the most sustainable trading sector company in the world

Kesko and six other Finnish companies have been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

22.01.2019 12:15

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

Collaboration between WWF Finland and K Group to help migratory fish creates more than 100 new spawning grounds and helps trout return to restored sites

The second annual campaign of WWF Finland and K Group to save endangered migratory fish species has been concluded with excellent results. Hundreds of volunteers built over 100 new spawning grounds for fish in rivers and streams across Finland between June and September, opening up as much as 30 kilometres of previously inaccessible habitats and breeding areas. Trout has already returned to the areas restored by last year’s volunteers.


03.01.2019 13:47

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

How can smart clothing improve the occupational wellbeing of car mechanics at K-Caara?

Mechanics at garages perform heavy physical work in various positions, so they must be physically fit and take care of their health. In early 2018, a pilot was conducted at three K-Caara locations to study the most physically demanding work postures and stages of mechanics’ work using smart clothing. The smart clothing, which uses electromyography (EMG), an electrodiagnostic technique to measure muscular activity, generated data on the physical loading experienced by mechanics, which has a huge impact on their occupational wellbeing.


03.01.2019 13:37

Girls take over K Group – responsible international purchasing enables a better future for girls and women around the world

Girls around the world challenged and took over the roles of political, societal and business leaders on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl, as part of Plan International’s #GirlsTakeover. At K Group, President and CEO Mikko Helander was challenged by the 18-year-old Ronja Holopainen.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

03.01.2019 10:36

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