Kesko & H&M the most sustainable retail trade companies in the world

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Kesko – followed by H&M – are the most sustainable corporations in the world.

This according to the Global 100-list presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.

In the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, Kesko was ranked 15th and was, at the same time, the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. On place 20 came H&M as the best specialty retailer, just before UK Marks & Spencer with a famous sustainable agenda. No other retailers made it on the 100-list.

The list of the most sustainable corporations was announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The companies in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list were assessed on 12 sustainability indicators in the areas of economic, social and environmental responsibility.

“Kesko’s long-term corporate responsibility work is based on our strategy and responsibility programme. The programme comprises all of our divisions and contains short, medium and long term objectives. All our operations are guided by our value: Customer and quality – in everything we do,” says Kesko’s President and CEO Mikko Helander.

Kesko aims to identify the entire supply chain of products, while also ensuring that the ingredients are responsibly sourced. Work to assess the origin of ingredients in own brand categories – Pirkka and K-Menu products – was carried out in 2015.

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list for 2016  is prepared by Canada-based Corporate Knights Inc. and is based on a global assessment of 4,608 listed companies.

The list ism published at www.global100.org.