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32 news and releases

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

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, 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

May 2019

K Group’s own brand Pirkka chocolates and cocoa to contain certified cocoa only

Going forward, K Group will only accept cocoa and chocolates made from 100% sustainable origin cocoa for its Pirkka, K-Menu and Menu ranges.

Responsibility, Customer, Investor, Media

23.05.2019 09:13

Determined actions to increase the responsibility of mywear clothes

When buying clothes that have been made on the other side of the world, do you find yourself wondering if you can trust that they have been manufactured responsibly? Ensuring responsible supply chains is important for K Group and we work hard towards it. With global clothes manufacturing mostly concentrated in Asia, we pay special attention to improving working conditions in Asian factories.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

06.05.2019 15:46

K Charge fast charging subject to a fee from May onwards – new K Charge app for electric car drivers

The charging of electric cars at K Group’s fast charging points will become subject to a fee from 2 May onwards, with the customers also accumulating K-Plussa loyalty points in the process. K Group has also introduced a new K Charge mobile app to make the electric car charging process go smoother. Drivers of electric cars have welcomed K Group’s own network of charging stations: more than one million kilometres have already been driven on Finnish roads this year powered by renewable electricity from the K Charge network.

Customer, Media

06.05.2019 12:38

Cheering, music and friends by the basketball court − Finnish Basketball Association and K Group continue their close cooperation

The cooperation, which focuses on encouraging children to exercise, organises a tour of street basketball events around Finland for primary school children. The tour, which is called Pirkka Street Basket, started again on Friday 3 May in Helsinki and this year will travel as far as Kemijärvi, which is further north than ever before. The cooperation has already helped to encourage 66,000 children to exercise.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Company, Media

03.05.2019 14:52

April 2019

“This is our last chance to wake up to climate action!”

The Earth’s future is under threat, and we need climate actions now. Matti Kalervo, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at K Group, is dealing with big issues.

Responsibility, Customer, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

26.04.2019 10:18

Making sustainable choices easy: K-Rauta commits to increasing the share of sustainably produced timber

Are you dreaming of a summer terrace, yard construction project or a new pier? K-Rauta offers an extensive selection of timber for various types of construction projects. An increasing share of K-Rauta’s timber selection is responsibly produced and comes from sustainably managed forests.

Responsibility, Customer, Media

11.04.2019 12:11

Joint project to solve the plastic problem: Everyday household goods delivered to your door monthly in exchange for household plastic waste for recycling

K Group, Unilever Finland, Metsä Tissue, Encore Ympäristöpalvelut and Orthex are launching an experiment with LOOP Ventures, a circular economy accelerator, to test an entirely new recycling model for household plastic packaging. The purpose of this pilot project, entitled Arkipakkaus (‘Everyday Packaging’), is to create a complete circular economy model for everyday plastic household packaging.

Responsibility, Customer, Company, Media

04.04.2019 08:52

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