22 news and releases

April 2022

K Group is committed to halving its food waste – and bringing to stores the first convenience food made from ingredients that would otherwise be lost or wasted

K Group’s goal is to halve its food waste by 2030. Achieving this ambitious goal requires continuous development, which includes ideas stemming from the circular economy concept, such as products made from otherwise wasted food. The Hyvis product line, which currently makes use of otherwise wasted food, is complemented with a new convenience food: the Hyvis tomato and cheese soup, which is made with tomatoes discarded at K Group’s central warehouse and Juustoportti’s surplus cheese.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

22.04.2022 08:27

March 2022

A separate shelf for discounted food found in more and more K-food stores – The Sales of red-flagged expiring products grew by 12% last year

K Group reached its target of decreasing food waste by 13% from the 2016 level by 2021. In addition to systematic selection management, K-stores’ innovative solutions, such as loss-preventing discount shelves and the increasing amount of products that make use of food that would otherwise be wasted, as well as the popularity of red-flagged discounted products, played important roles in reaching the target.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

29.03.2022 09:37

Kesko accelerates the circular economy of construction plastics by being the first in its field of business to join the Green Deal of Construction Plastics

Kesko’s Building and Technical Trade division is the first operator in the trade sector to join the voluntary Green Deal of Construction Plastics. The division includes the technical wholesale company Onninen and the K-Rauta chain, which serves both consumers and business customers. The Green Deal strives to accelerate the circular economy of construction plastics by decreasing the use of plastic and by promoting the recycling of plastic in the construction industry.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

28.03.2022 00:00

Kesko updates sustainability strategy, and ties management remuneration to sustainability targets

The Board of Directors of Kesko Corporation has approved a new sustainability strategy for Kesko. The strategy sets clear sustainability targets for the operations of Kesko and its three divisions. The focus areas of the sustainability strategy are climate and nature, sustainable value chain, responsibility for people, and good governance.

Responsibility, Company, Media

21.03.2022 11:30

Kesko’s Annual Report more extensive than ever – sections now also include a Data Balance Sheet report which Kesko publishes first among Finnish listed companies

With the publication of annual reports, companies offer comparable information on their operations, results, and strategic directions transparently to all stakeholders. Kesko’s 2021 Annual Report is more extensive than ever before, as it now also includes a Data Balance Sheet report, which details Kesko’s responsible data use.

Responsibility, Media

11.03.2022 12:00

February 2022

Kesko receives international recognition for encouraging suppliers to cut emissions

CDP, a global environmental non-profit organisation, annually releases a list of companies that have excelled at committing their supply chains to climate action. Kesko was one of the companies named as a Supplier Engagement Leader for the second year in a row.

Responsibility, Investor, Media

10.02.2022 13:00

Sustainable Product label for responsibility makes choosing easier for Kespro's customers

Kespro makes it easier for its customers to make responsible choices by marking the background information of its products with the Sustainable Product label if the product has been manufactured responsibly. The new label was introduced in December 2021, and its use will gradually expand.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

02.02.2022 16:29

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 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

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