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88 news and releases

October 2017

Design Sprint aims to provide a more complete digital service experience for customers

In September, Design Sprint, the first gathering of a beyond-divisional-borders initiative took place in Helsinki. The aim was, in addition to discussion and problem solving, to improve already existing digital service concepts and to invent new solutions for the development of customer services.

Customer, Media

16.10.2017 16:17

Tai goes to preschool

Change is possible. After two years of operation, pre-school for the children of Cambodian migrant families living in Thailand has already enabled over two hundred children to attend local schools.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Media

11.10.2017 10:49

Voluntary work to help endangered migratory fish in Inkoo and Suomusjärvi

Shovels swung and smiles were warm in North Inkoo and Suomusjärvi as voluntary workgroups gathered to help extinction threatened fish. The workgroups were the first part of the multi-year cooperation between K Group and WWF to revitalise Finland’s migratory fish populations. Obstacles to sea trout swimming upstream were removed from a river in Inkoo and spawning grounds were restored in Suomusjärvi.

Responsibility

04.10.2017 15:10

A 5% Rebate for Higher Education and University level Students

K Group has begun a new and comprehensive student benefit for Finland. Higher education and university level students will receive 10 times the normal Plussa benefit when shopping at K-foodstores. This means a 5% rebate on groceries bought in the previous month. The rebate will be paid as Plussa money. K Group wants to offer students the opportunity to make high-quality and sustainable consumer choices.

Customer, Media

04.10.2017 14:01

A 5% Rebate for Higher Education and University level Students

K Group has begun a new and comprehensive student benefit for Finland. Higher education and university level students will receive 10 times the normal Plussa benefit when shopping at K-foodstores. This means a 5% rebate on groceries bought in the previous month. The rebate will be paid as Plussa money. K Group wants to offer students the opportunity to make high-quality and sustainable consumer choices.

04.10.2017 13:51

September 2017

K Group took part in the Food Waste Week - aiming to reduce food waste in K-food stores by 10% by 2020

Food waste is a significant global problem, which K Group is active in working to reduce. In total, 25 to 30% of the world's food is estimated to end up in waste bins. So, in 2013, K Group set itself the target of reducing food waste from its K-food stores by 10% by 2020. And it’s succeeding, food waste is currently decreasing at the rate of 1-2% per annum.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

26.09.2017 15:44

The Wood Fibre Alternative to Styrofoam Packaging in stores

In the past year, a number of K-food stores have successfully tested the new wood fibre-based EcoFishBox produced by Stora Enso. The new fish box will significantly reduce the use of plastics in grocery stores as fresh fish are commonly packaged in styrofoam (Expanded Polystyrene, EPS) containers for transportation.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

26.09.2017 15:10

Helping Extinction Threatened Sea Trout Reach Spawning Grounds

K Group, local K-retailers and WWF organised a two day voluntary workgroup on river Ingarskila in Inkoo on 4 and 5 September, opening a route to the breeding grounds of the extremely endangered sea trout. The voluntary workgroups are part of recently initiated cooperation between K Group and the WWF, which is part of broad and multi-year co-operation to save Finland’s endangered migratory fish.

Responsibility

14.09.2017 15:30

Kesko rises on the world’s most prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, DJSI World and DJSI Europe

Kesko has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices DJSI World and DJSI Europe. Kesko's scores rose especially in the areas of environmental responsibility and social responsibility.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

13.09.2017 15:45

August 2017

K Group and WWF Finland to cooperate on behalf of endangered migratory fish: “Mating Belongs to All”

K Group (Kesko and K-stores) and the wildlife conservation organization WWF Finland will begin several years of wide ranging cooperation to conserve and increase endangered migratory fish populations. The cooperation will be recognised by the “Mating Belongs to all” ("Kuteminen kuuluu kaikille") slogan.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

22.08.2017 16:30

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