Management of material topics

On this page, we describe the management of material topics identified in our material assessment. We describe the impacts on the economy, environment and people as well as actions taken to manage the topic and related impacts.
Material topic Impacts on the economy, environment, and people Policies and commitments (General sustainability policy for ESG topics) Actions taken to manage the topic and related impacts
Climate change Risks and opportunities
TCFD report
Science Based Targets
Carbon neutral K Group
Energy efficiency agreement
Sustainability policies for sourcing
Sustainable products
CDP Supply Chain Programme
Biodiversity, circular economy solutions and minimizing food waste Ecosystem services K Group depends on Biodiversity commitment Sustainability policies for sourcing
Material efficiency agreement
Circular economy solutions Food waste management
Responsibility of the purchasing chain and sustainable products Human rights impact assessment Statement of commitment on human rights
Purchasing principles
Domestic sourcing
Risk country social audits
Sustainability policies for sourcing 
Product safety management
Personnel responsibility, diversity and non-discrimination Health, wellbeing and competencies Human resources policy
K Code of Conduct
OHS management
Competence management
Diversity and equal opportunities
Personnel surveys
Financial responsibility and good corporate governance Profitable growth
Strong financial position
Governance policy
K Code of Conduct
Risk management policy
Disclosure policy
Tax policy
Kesko’s and its divisions’ business strategies
Good corporate governance
Dividends paid
Data Balance Sheet
Local sustainability work Responsible value creation for the whole society Purchasing strategy
Tax policy
Strengthening the Finnish food chain and security of supply
Thank the Producer model
Retailers’ local sustainability efforts
Wellbeing of customers Enabling healthy and sustainable choices for customers Health and nutrition roadmap Product safety management
Product information and labelling
K food application
Responsibility of marketing and customer information use Using data in a responsible and ethical way Data protection policy
Ethical principles for utilizing AI
Information security policy
Data protection and information security management
Data Balance Sheet
K Plussa customer programme
Digital services

Effectiveness of actions: Kesko’s Sustainability Report

Engagement with stakeholders: Stakeholder engagement


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