UN Sustainable Development Goals and Kesko

We are committed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs, in  our operations. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a worldwide action plan – the 2030 UN Agenda – to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

We promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals in our strategy and sustainability work. Our operations contribute to all of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We have recognised three goals as most material for our operations and stakeholders:


SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production at Kesko encompasses sustainability throughout supply chains, selections, customer communications and use of products.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth includes issues such as compliance with the K Code of Conduct and Kesko as a responsible employer of 25,000 employees in eight countries. Management of human rights in supply chains as well as promoting domestic production in Finland contribute towards SDG 8 also.

SDG 13: Climate action includes reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency in our own operations such as store operations and logistics. We also work to reduce emissions in supply chains and selections of products and services as well as to promote more sustainable consumption to customers.

Up to date details of our work towards each of the SDGs can be found at the website. 

The GRI, UNGC and SDG index of Kesko’s Annual Report includes SDGs for the relevant disclosures. In addition, the Responsibility Programme connects the appropriate SDGs to each theme.