Kesko again included in 'The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list
KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 22.01.2014 AT 12.00 1(1)
Kesko is the only Finnish company that has been included in 'The Global 100 Most
Sustainable Corporations in the World' list since it was established in 2005. In
RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2014, Kesko received the Silver Class
distinction in the Food & Staples Retailing Industry category.
'The 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list was
announced at the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22 January.
Kesko has been included in the list since it was established in 2005, in other
words, ten times already.
The list is prepared by the Canadian Corporate Knights Inc. and the ranking is
based on research among around 4,000 global listed companies. Companies were
assessed on 12 sustainable performance indicators within the dimensions of
economic, social and environmental responsibility.
The 2014 Global 100 list is available at www.global100.org.
Kesko awarded Silver Class distinction in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook
Kesko has received the Silver Class distinction in the Food & Staples Retailing
Industry category in the Sustainability Yearbook 2014. Within the industry, the
Gold Class distinction was awarded to Woolworths Ltd and J Sainsbury PLC.
Koninklijke Ahold NV shared the Silver Class distinction with Kesko.
RobecoSAM assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies
annually and has been publishing the Sustainability Yearbook for 11 years. Only
the companies which, on the basis of RobecoSAM's assessment, are within the
world's top 15% of their industry are included in the Sustainability Yearbook.
The Sustainability Yearbook 2014 can be downloaded at
Kesko included in several significant sustainability indices
Kesko has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability indices DJSI World and
DJSI Europe for 11 times. Kesko is included in the FTSE4Good Index, the STOXX
Global ESG Leaders Index and CDP's Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.
Kesko's Corporate Responsibility Report 2012 was chosen as Finland's best in the
2013 Sustainability Reporting Award Finland Competition. Kesko's report was
ranked the best also by the media and non-governmental organisations.
Vice President Matti Kalervo, Corporate Responsibility, Kesko Corporation, tel.
+358Â 105Â 322 536
KeskoÂ (www.kesko.fi) Â 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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