Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign raised EUR 20,000 for WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea

Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign raised EUR 20,000 for WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea


Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stockmann’s plastic bag campaign during September was a success. In September, only about one in three department store customers decided to buy a single-use carrier bag, whereas before the majority of purchases were packed into new carrier bags. This change, which will benefit the environment, came about because Stockmann started charging its customers for carrier bags in all its departments as of 1 September 2017. Stockmann’s campaign that encouraged customers not to buy a carrier bag also contributed to the change.

During the campaign, Stockmann donated 5 cents towards the WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea for each carrier bag that was not bought during September. During the month a total of 311 765 donations were registered. In some purchases, the donation was not registered, and because of this the amount donated was rounded up to ensure that donations were made for all carrier bags that were not purchased. The final amount that Stockmann will donate to the WWF’s activities to protect the Baltic Sea is EUR 20,000.

Paper bags have clearly increased in popularity since the beginning of September and part of the reason for this is that the smallest bag available in Stockmann’s new selection is a paper bag. The small bags made from thin plastic, of which over a million were handed out in the department stores each year, were removed from the selection and this has clearly reduced the consumption of plastic bags. Stockmann’s paper bags are made from FSC-certified wood.

The share of reusable carrier bags is still small, but consumption of these has grown since new and attractive options were introduced to the selection. For instance, the reusable bag made from renewable sugar cane that was launched in Stockmann Delicatessen in the spring has now established its place in the selection, and during the campaign, Globe Hope’s reusable Martti bag, which is sold in the store’s other departments, grew in popularity by 35% compared with the previous month.

We’d like to thank all our customers for participating in the campaign and in the discussions related to the subject.

Further information: 
Johanna Stenbäc
CSR Manager
tel. +358 46 876 1529

Source: Stockmann


Tech Mahindra to produce part of Stockmann’s ICT services

The purpose of the long-term partnership is to increase efficiency in developing innovative ICT solutions to Stockmann’s customers, to lower costs, and to harmonise and centralise ICT services.

Helsinki, Finland, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stockmann has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with Tech Mahindra to produce part of Stockmann’s ICT services. As a consequence, Stockmann will consolidate the maintenance and development of business applications and infrastructure offered by more than 20 current service providers and delivered from several countries to one dedicated supplier. At the same time, 33 of Stockmann’s current ICT employees are planned to transfer to Tech Mahindra on 1 January 2017 under a business transfer agreement. The target of the planned changes is to reduce Stockmann’s ICT costs by about EUR 4 million annually from 2018 onwards.

”This partnership is the start of a new phase in developing ICT services at Stockmann. It will allow us to ensure efficient production of up-to-date services to our customers in the stores as well as online. Tech Mahindra has deep knowledge of offering digital services to well-known retail companies worldwide, and we are glad to gain this expertise for the benefit of our customers,” says Petteri Naulapää, CIO at Stockmann.

Stockmann will maintain an ICT organisation with about 40 employees responsible for IT portfolio management and development of business processes, applications and digital services for Stockmann’s customers.

Tech Mahindra is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology services and solutions to over 825 customers globally. Tech Mahindra is part of the $17.8 billion Mahindra Group that has offices in over 100 countries, and it has been providing IT services in the Nordic countries for about 10 years. The company has over 2000 employees working for customers in the Nordic region.

Further information:
Petteri Naulapää
tel. +358 9 121 5377

Nora Malin
Corporate Communications
tel. +358 9 121 3558

Source: Stockmann