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June 2018

K Group makes way for new forms of mobility: Nationwide network of electric car charging points and car sharing pilot

Over this and next year, K Group will be building a nationwide network of electric car charging points. With the new K Charge network, the number of public fast charging points in Finland will increase by 50 %. K Group will also initiate projects for new mobility services starting with a car sharing trial.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

04.06.2018 10:52

Kesko to acquire Reinin liha and Kalatukku E. Eriksson

In June, Kesko-owned Kespro will acquire two traditional family businesses, Reinin liha butcher and Kalatukku E. Eriksson fish wholesaler. After the change in ownership, both companies will continue operating as independent companies, and their full staff and operational management will carry on with their duties. The cooperation will gradually bring the quality products of the two renowned companies to restaurant customers across the country.

Media

01.06.2018 19:16

May 2018

Kesko and Plan’s collaboration in Thailand yields good results

The joint project between Kesko and the children’s right organisation Plan International in Thailand has proven that a change for the better is possible. For three years, learning centres established in the country have helped more than 200 children of Cambodian migrant workers to get into Thai schools. Social responsibility training has also been arranged for suppliers in Thailand and transparency in the supply chain has improved.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

18.05.2018 10:15

Cooperation between the Finnish Basketball Association and K Group continues strong - over 42,000 Children have played at our events during the past three years

The Finnish Basketball Association and K Group’s grocery trade division have agreed on a multi-year extension to their collaboration, which focuses on getting children to exercise. Successes include the Pikkusudet (Little Wolves) basketball events and the Pirkka Street Basket tour. These events have seen more than 42,000 children play, exercise and throw hoops.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

17.05.2018 12:33

Kesko publishes its animal welfare policy

Responsible purchasing and sustainable selections are important for K Group. Our selections include products of animal origin in many product groups. When making decisions concerning our selections, we always take into account the welfare of farm animals.

Responsibility

03.05.2018 09:30

April 2018

Together for a cleaner world

The Finnish Commerce Federation and the Ministry of the Environment together with retail sector companies have launched a consumer campaign to reduce the consumption of plastic bags. Naturally, K Group is also taking part in this positive initiative.

20.04.2018 11:44

K Group's successful truck pilot extended – two new HCT trucks to reduce emissions

K Group will begin using two new HCT trucks, which will be used to improve food transport efficiency for the grocery trade in Finland and reduce emissions caused by the transports over the long distances travelled in the country. K Group Logistics is actively seeking new ways to reduce the carbon footprint and improving the machinery is a central method for reaching that goal.

Responsibility, Company, Media

19.04.2018 14:04

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