88 news and releases
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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