Kesko rises on the world''s most prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, DJSI World and DJSI Europe

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KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 13.09.2017 at 15.45 1 (1)

Kesko rises on the world''s most prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices,
DJSI World and DJSI Europe

Kesko has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices DJSI World and
DJSI Europe. Kesko''s scores rose especially in the areas of environmental
responsibility and social responsibility.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are the most prestigious global
sustainable development indices and Kesko was ever present on them between 2003
and 2014.

Companies are selected for DJSI indices based on an independent sustainability
assessment. The assessment analyses company activities in areas of economic,
social and environmental responsibility.

Kesko''s outstanding environmental responsibility scores were influenced, among
other things, by increasing its use of renewable energy, its commitment to the
UN''s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), K Group''s plastics policy and
measures taken in accordance with the Energy Efficiency Agreement.

The very good social responsibility scores were influenced by Kesko''s human
rights impact assessment and cooperation with organisations such as Plan
International Finland and the Finnish Basketball Association.

Kesko is a world pioneer in sustainability

Kesko is listed on several major sustainability indices, such as the FTSE4Good
Index, the CDP Climate A- List and the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index. Kesko is
ranked number 25 in the Global 100 list of the Most Sustainable Corporations in
the World and at the same time is the world''s most sustainable trading sector
company (Food & Staples Retailing).

Kesko is the first Finnish company to set emission targets approved by the

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce emissions from its facilities,
transportation and the supply chain. To achieve these ambitious emission
reduction targets, Kesko will increase its use of renewable energy while also
improving its energy efficiency.

Kesko is committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in
its operations. Kesko''s responsibility programme includes objectives related to
responsible purchasing, customer well-being as well as the environment and the
mitigation of climate change.

For more information, please contact Matti Kalervo, Vice President, Corporate
Responsibility, tel. +358 50 306 4081.

Kesko and K-retailers form the K Group, whose sales total over ?13 billion. The
K Group is the third largest retail operator in Northern Europe and it employs
approximately 45,000 people. Kesko operates in the grocery trade, the building
and technical trade and the car trade. Its divisions and chains act in close
cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners. Kesko''s net sales
are ?10 billion and it employs approximately 28,000 people. Kesko has some
2,000 stores engaged in chain operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Poland. Kesko is a listed company and its
shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company''s domicile and main business
premises are in Helsinki. Kesko is the world''s most responsible trading sector
company (The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World)

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Kesko Oyj via GlobeNewswire

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Date: 09/13/2017 - 08:45
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