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August 2019

Certification labels verify the sustainable origin of wood for customers

Finland is one of the most heavily-forested countries in the world, with forests making up over 70% of its area. Finns use wood and paper products every day, and trust they are being ecological in doing so. What they often do not think about are problems related to forests globally, such as illegal logging and deforestation, which is why Finnish consumers do not necessarily check the origin of a terrace board or wall panel they are buying.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Company, Media

16.08.2019 08:15

Kesko’s sales grew in July

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in July 2019 totalled €947.7 million, representing an increase of 3.6% in comparable terms. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 7.1%.

Investor, Media

14.08.2019 09:00

K Group and the Finnish 4H Federation collaborate to offer young people summer jobs

K Group has made an agreement with the Finnish 4H Federation to promote the financial, entrepreneurial and work-life skills of 15 and 16 year-olds who are finishing comprehensive school. The objective is to offer summer jobs to as many young people as possible.

Media

14.08.2019 06:59

Market for car trade has weakened materially – K Auto Oy and K Caara Oy to initiate codetermination negotiations with personnel

The market situation for the Finnish car trade weakened materially during the first half of 2019. Due to the significant change in the market situation, K Auto Oy, which imports cars, and K Caara Oy, which engages in car retail, will initiate statutory codetermination negotiations with personnel representatives. It is estimated that the negotiations may lead to the termination of the employment of 190 people at the most.

Investor, Media

13.08.2019 15:15

THE ’10 DAYS 100 CHALLENGES’ EVENT CAME UP WITH NEW IDEAS FOR MAKING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES IN THE GROCERY STORE EASIER

In early June, K Group’s K-Supermarket chain took part in the 10Days100Challenges innovation sprint organised by Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia, three big universities of applied sciences in the greater Helsinki area. For ten days, students sought solutions to challenges posed by various companies and organisations. The challenge presented by K-Supermarket was “How to make sustainable choices easier for customers?”

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

06.08.2019 08:12

July 2019

K Group strengthens responsibility in its purchasing by opening a children’s day care facility in a lamp factory in China

K Group is looking to take on an even bigger role in the responsibility of its global supply chain. As the first company in Finland, K Group has opened a children’s summer day care facility at a lamp factory in China together with the Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CCR CSR). This will enable factory workers to have their families close by in the summer.

Media

25.07.2019 13:53

Half year financial report 1-6/2019: All-time best Q2 result

Strong growth strategy execution increased net sales and improved profit further.

Investor, Company, Media

24.07.2019 14:15

K Group, Paulig and Globe Hope launch Finland’s first circular economy pilot for coffee packages: cooperation gives coffee packages a new lease of life

K Group, Paulig and Globe Hope have joined forces to launch the first ever recycling pilot in Finland for coffee packages with the aim of giving the packages a new lease of life. Launched in June, the pilot involves five K Supermarkets where consumers are welcome to return their empty coffee packages. Globe Hope will then collect the materials and reuse them in manufacturing new products. How the packaging materials will be reused is up to consumers to decide.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

23.07.2019 09:53

Kesko’s sales in June

The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations totalled €929.7 million in June 2019. In comparable terms, the sales were at the same level as the year before. Reported sales from continuing operations grew by 1.9%.

Investor, Media

12.07.2019 09:00

June 2019

K Group’s new main office building K-Kampus in Helsinki’s Kalasatama will bring together the Group’s divisions

K-Kampus, K Group’s new main office building, will be completed in Helsinki’s Kalasatama during summer 2019. The building will serve as a base for more than 1,800 K Group employees who have previously worked in various locations around the greater Helsinki area. K-Kampus is energy-efficient and will, for example, have carbon neutral waste management.

Careers, Media

26.06.2019 08:20

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