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19 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

February 2022

December 2021

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

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

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