Diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is one of the focus areas of Kesko’s sustainability work. We want to promote the diversity of personnel and increase the experience of equity and inclusion. This increases Kesko’s attractiveness as an employer and promotes the wellbeing of the workplace community.

In the spring of 2023, we set concrete diversity and equity targets. We aim to increase the proportion of women in the Group’s and its divisions’ management boards to 33% by 2030. Our aim is also to ensure that we do not have any unfounded differences in pay.
Read more about our DEI targets

We want to promote equality, and for this reason, we have signed the UN Women's and the UN Global Compact's Women's Empowerment Principles, through which we are committed to promoting equality in our operations even more strongly. Promoting equality is important because the experience of equality and diversity increases the well-being of our work community and enhances Kesko's attractiveness as an employer. 

We work to raise awareness of diversity issues throughout the whole K Group. In 2023, we published  a diversity and inclusion online course for the entire personnel.

We increase diversity in the workplace community by employing Ukrainian workers in logistics, for example. In 2023, English has been more widely used in logistics, which enables more diverse employment in the future.

In 2024, we’ll arrange a leadership programme for women in cooperation with Mothers in Business ry (MiB). The aim is to increase the number of women in management positions.  



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