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January 2022

Kesko once again makes the list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Finnish Kesko Corporation is the only company in the world to have been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights every year since the list was first established in 2005. Compiled base on rigorous sustainability assessments, the 2022 list includes the world’s top 1% in corporate sustainability.

Responsibility, Investor, Media

19.01.2022 15:00

December 2021

K Group’s Trend Review

The Covid-19 pandemic has put health in focus and made us reflect on our lifestyles. As a result, people now intend to eat a more varied diet in 2022. As many as 54% of trendsetter consumers believe they will follow a varied diet in their everyday lives in the coming year. K Group once again listed the most interesting consumer behaviour trends and popular products.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

30.12.2021 08:11

Kesko’s sales grew in November

Kesko Group's sales totalled €983.0 million in November 2021, representing an increase of 12.4% on the previous year. In comparable terms, sales grew by 11.6%.

Investor, Media

15.12.2021 08:00

Kesko to acquire Kungälvs Trävaruaktiebolag, a company serving professional builders in Sweden

Kesko will acquire Kungälvs Trävaruaktiebolag, thus strengthening its position in the Swedish building and home improvement trade market in the Gothenburg area.

Investor, Media

08.12.2021 18:30

Kesko’s climate work rated world-class: our next step is to encourage the whole supply chain to cut emissions

CDP has released the results of its international climate change questionnaire: Kesko is one of the 200 companies in the world to be granted the highest A score for its climate efforts.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

07.12.2021 13:15

Kesko’s climate work rated world-class: our next step is to encourage the whole supply chain to cut emissions

CDP has released the results of its international climate change questionnaire: Kesko is one of the 200 companies in the world to be granted the highest A score for its climate efforts.

Responsibility, Investor, Company, Media

07.12.2021 13:15

Optimising Vantti logistics with Kespro brings savings of 87 carbon-dioxide tonnes per year

Based on data collected from transports, City of Vantaa Catering Services was able to optimise Kespro's deliveries to Vantti. The locations now accumulate 170 driving days and more than 6,000 fewer deliveries per year.

Media

02.12.2021 16:03

November 2021

Kesko’s new, even more challenging emissions reductions targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Kesko’s new emissions reductions targets with which Kesko commits to the most ambitious aim of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Responsibility, Company, Media

26.11.2021 11:00

The K Fishpaths cooperation project improved the living conditions of endangered migratory fish – 100 kilometres of new habitats were made available

The five-year cooperation project between WWF Finland and K Group to improve the living conditions of migratory fish was successful beyond expectations. The project represented a new type of collaboration for both parties. During the project, nearly 30 barriers in watercourses were removed that had previously prevented endangered migratory fish from accessing their spawning grounds. This made 100 kilometres of unobstructed habitats available for fish.

Responsibility, Company, Media

25.11.2021 10:09

Best sustainability reports: Kesko wins the category for Biodiversity reporting

Kesko’s Annual Report was named the winner of the new Biodiversity category in the annual Finnish sustainability reporting competition.

Responsibility, Company, Media

16.11.2021 16:15

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