Emissions targets

We have set science-based emissions reduction targets for 2030. In our climate work targeting for 2050, the focus is in challenging our suppliers.

We are committed to mitigating climate change by setting short-term science-based emissions reduction targets. Our targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). 

Kesko’s short-term SBT targets: 

  • Kesko is committed to reducing its absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from its own operations by 90% by 2030 from the 2020 baseline. 
  • Kesko is committed to ensuring that 67% of its suppliers and service providers by spend will have science-based targets by 2026. 

Kesko is also committed to reducing its absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from the use of sold products by 17% by 2026 from the 2020 baseline. 

In the autumn of 2023, we committed to setting new long-term emissions reduction targets and to reduce our emissions across the value chain in line with the SBTi’s NetZero standard. We will also seek SBTi’s validation for our new net zero targets. 

In the trading sector, the biggest emissions arise from the production of product sold. For several years, we have challenged our suppliers to set emissions targets and to reduce emissions.

Minimising emissions from Kesko’s own operations 

In addition to science-based emissions targets, we have set a carbon neutrality target for emissions from our own operations. We aim to achieve carbon neutrality in our own operations in 2025 and zero emissions by the end of 2030. During 2025–2030, we will offset the emissions generated, and will continue to decrease emissions towards zero by the end of 2030.

We promote the achievement of our ambitious emissions targets by, for example, increasing the purchase of zero-emission electricity, reducing emissions from self-generated energy by reducing the use of natural gas and oil, improving energy efficiency, using waste heat and increasing the number of electric transport vehicles in logistics. 

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