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KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 23.01.2013 AT 11.00 1(1)
Kesko is the only Finnish company that has been included on 'The Global 100 Most
Sustainable Corporations in the World' list since it was established in 2005.
Kesko was also classified into the bronze class in the Food & Drug Retailers
sector in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2013.
For the ninth time, Kesko was included on 'The Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World' list, which was announced at the meeting of the World
Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January. Kesko came in the 50th place on the 2013
Companies were assessed on 12 sustainable performance indicators in the areas of
economic, social and environmental responsibility, including the consumption of
energy and water, waste produced and carbon dioxide emissions in relation
sales. Indicators affecting the assessment of social responsibility included the
percentages of men and women on the Board of Directors and the Corporate
Management Board, bases of remuneration, and employee turnover.
'The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list is prepared by
Corporate Knights, which acts in cooperation with Legg Mason's Global Currents
Investment Management and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC.
The 2013 list is available at www.global100.org.
Kesko into the bronze class in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook
Kesko was classified into the bronze class in the Food & Drug Retailers sector
in the Sustainability Yearbook 2013.
RobecoSAM assesses sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies
annually and has been publishing the Sustainability Yearbook for 10 years. Only
the companies which are, on the basis of RobecoSAM's assessment, classified
among the best 15% in the world in their sectors are accepted to be included in
the Sustainability Yearbook.
The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 can be downloaded at
Matti Mettälä, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations,
Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 1053 22200
Merja Haverinen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Kesko Corporation,
tel. +358 1053 22764
Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is a retail specialist whose stores offer quality to the
daily lives of consumers. Kesko has about 2,000 stores engaged in chain
operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus.
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