K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018

K Group: All Pirkka cosmetic products are free of microplastics since 1 January 2018   Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cosmetic products often use small microbeads that are able to pass through wastewater treatment facilities to water bodies. Microplastics are an environmental risk in waterways due to their longevity. In 2017, K Group […]

Kesko the first Finnish retail company to set science-based targets to reduce emissions operations and supply chain

Helsinki, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko is the first Finnish retail company to set science-based targets to reduce emissions from facilities, transportation and the supply chain. To achieve these ambitious emission reduction targets, Kesko will increase its use of renewable energy while also improving its energy efficiency. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) […]

Kesko publishes statement of commitment on human rights

HELSINKI, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has completed a human rights impact assessment in compliance with UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The extensive survey involved listening to the views of customers, personnel and high-risk country factory workers on human rights and on the implementation of human rights in the K-Group’s operations. […]

Kesko and Plan International Finland partner to improve working conditions of migrant workers in Thailand’s fish industry

Kesko and Plan International Finland, an organisation promoting children’s rights, continue their cooperation to improve the sustainability of Thailand’s fish industry and the position of migrant workers. We have agreed on cooperation for the years 2015-2018. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cooperation of Kesko and Plan International started last spring with a research […]

K-store to open electric vehicle charging points by the end of 2015

Soon the owners of electric or hybrid cars can charge their vehicles while shopping at a K-store. The first electric vehicle charging points will be opened by the end of this year in Turku, the Greater Helsinki area and Lahti. Charging will be activated using a contactless K-Plussa card and it is offered free to […]

Kesko rose to the fifth place in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko is the best food and staples retailer and rose to the fifth place in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Kesko is the only Finnish company included in the list every year since it was established in 2005. For the Global 100 list, […]