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26 news and releases

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

Dow Jones ranks Kesko among the world’s leading companies in sustainability

Kesko has been included in the esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the DJSI World. Kesko’s sustainability was assessed on criteria such as supply chain transparency and sustainable selections and personnel responsibility. New criteria this year included biodiversity and food waste.

Responsibility, Investor, Media

15.11.2021 12:45

Finns interested in the origin of clothes - K Group tracks the different stages of the supply chain of its most popular cotton T-shirt

Can affordable be sustainable? Where was my clothing sewn and how does its production affect the environment? In answer to questions presented by customers and NGOs, K Group tracks the different stages of T-shirt production in more detail than before. The journey of organic cotton mywear T-shirts is monitored on the Tracing Our Products website.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

05.11.2021 09:00

October 2021

K Group achieves energy efficiency targets set for 2025 ahead of schedule with the help of various innovations

In 2017, K Group committed to reducing its energy consumption by 7.5% by the year 2025. Data now show that K Group has achieved the objective four years ahead of schedule.

Responsibility, Company, Media

07.10.2021 11:00

September 2021

Hyvis glögi - Finland's first festive glögg drink made with waste apples from K Group's central warehouse

Products made from edible food waste are here to stay. This Christmas we will be able to enjoy the popular festive glögg drink sustainably. Hyvis glögi is made from cold-pressed waste apples from the K Group’s central warehouse. Products made from edible food waste are one aspect of the K Group’s active efforts to reduce food waste.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

10.09.2021 10:28

August 2021

Sustainable choices made easier: products made with Baltic herring added to the Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat ranges

It is now even easier to make sustainable choices when buying fish. Three MSC-certified products made with Baltic herring caught in the Baltic Sea have been added to the Pirkka and Pirkka Parhaat fish selection. The Baltic herring products will arrive in K-stores in September.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

26.08.2021 10:46

July 2021

K-food stores to install electronic shelf labels – the discarded datastrips could add up to 500 km of plastic to be recycled

Electronic shelf labels will be introduced in all K-Citymarkets and K-Supermarkets this year. The electronic shelf labels will improve efficiency, minimise price errors and save paper. The datastrips that will no longer be needed will be recycled and turned into new plastic products.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

05.07.2021 12:51

June 2021

K Group increases the use of Finnish wind power substantially – share of K Group’s electricity purchases to rise to 20%

K Group is increasing its purchases of Finnish wind power. K Group has signed an agreement to purchase annually some 50 GWh of electricity generated in a wind farm to be built in Northern Ostrobothnia, starting in 2023.

Responsibility, Company, Media

04.06.2021 09:00

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