97 news and releases

October 2018

Petri Käyhkö named Security Director of the Year

Aalto University Professional Development (Aalto PRO) and the Finnsecurity Association have named K Group’s Head of Corporate Security Petri Käyhkö as Security Director of the Year, for achieving distinction and promoting expertise as a leader in the security sector.

Careers, Company, Media

11.10.2018 15:54

K Group ups the ante as Finland's biggest solar power producer:K-store rooftops soon host 32 solar power plants

The combined maximum power of K Group's 32 solar power plants will be 10.6 MWp, with an annual electricity production of some 9,000 MWh. This would provide annual heat to some 450 single-family houses. K Group already accounts for 11% of all solar power produced in Finland. Recent investments in solar power ensure K Group will remain the biggest producer and user of solar power in the country.


09.10.2018 15:00

September 2018

Kesko’s Jukka Erlund named CFO of the Year 2018

Kesko’s Jukka Erlund has been named CFO of the Year 2018 by Talouselämä magazine and Accenture. The jury notes that Jukka has played a key role in Kesko’s transformation, from strategy work to the execution of acquisitions and divestments and the related financing and integration.

Investor, Company, Media

25.09.2018 14:50

Over 40 K-food stores already use the ResQ Club app to reduce food waste

A growing number of K-retailers are using the ResQ Club app to sell food close to its “best by“ or expiry date, thus reducing food waste in the stores while offering customers products at reduced prices. With the app, some K-food stores have managed to reduce their food waste to one-sixth of what it used to be.

Responsibility, Company, Media

21.09.2018 12:35

Kesko included again in the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe, the world's most prestigious sustainability indices

Kesko has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe. Kesko received the industry best overall score in the Environmental Dimension.

Responsibility, Careers, Investor, Company, Media

13.09.2018 12:34

K Group tackles plastic waste and promotes plastics recycling on many fronts

Plastic is useful for storage and packaging purposes, but it causes problems when it ends up in water bodies and elsewhere in the environment. K Group is actively testing and developing new ways, big and small, to reduce plastic waste and promote plastics recycling and reuse. Below we look at some of the recent efforts by K Group to tackle problems related to plastics.

Responsibility, Customer

11.09.2018 10:00

K-Market Ruokakippari discourages the consumption of small plastic bags

K-Market Ruokakippari in Herttoniemenranta, Helsinki, is encouraging its customers to cut down on the consumption of small thin plastic bags most often used for loose fruit and vegetables, by charging 5 cents per bag. To support the work to protect the Baltic Sea, the store will donate the proceeds to the John Nurminen Foundation.

Responsibility, Customer

11.09.2018 09:16

K Group to focus its avocado purchasing in areas with the smallest water risk

In a fairly short time, avocado has become a favourite fruit among Finns. Increased popularity has brought to the fore the environmental impacts of the water-thirsty fruit. K Group conducted an extensive assessment regarding the water risks related to its avocado purchasing. As a result, K Group will increasingly focus its purchasing in areas with the smallest water risks, and will no longer purchase avocados from the highly problematic Petorca region in Chile.

Responsibility, Customer

05.09.2018 12:47

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