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KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 30.09.2013 AT 09.00 1(1)
The UN Global Compact initiative has launched a new Global Compact 100 stock
index composed of 100 companies selected on the basis of a global responsibility
The companies were selected for inclusion in the Global Compact 100 index from
among the Global Compact signatories evaluated by Sustainalytics. The companies
were analysed in terms of environmental responsibility, social responsibility
and financial profitability.
Global Compact is a worldwide sustainability initiative
Kesko has been a participant in the UN Global Compact initiative since 2005.
The Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are
committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally
accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-
With more than 8,000 corporate signatories in 145 countries,
the Global Compact
is the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
Kesko's Corporate Responsibility Report describes Kesko's progress on the ten
principles of the Global Compact initiative (Communication on Progress, COP).
Kesko included in several significant sustainability indices
Kesko has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability indices DJSI World and
DJSI Europe for 11 years. Since 2009, Kesko has been included in the FTSE4Good
index and since 2011, in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index. In 2012, Kesko was
featured in CDP's Nordic 'Climate Disclosure Leadership Index' for the second
Investor Relations Manager Riikka Toivonen, Kesko Corporation, tel.
+358 105 323 495
Corporate Responsibility Advisor Satu Kuoppamäki, Kesko Corporation, tel.
+358 105 322 649
Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in
the World. We are a retail specialist whose chains have about 2,000 stores in
the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus. Our stores offer quality
to the daily lives of consumers.
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