Kesko Oyj : Kesko is the only Finnish company for the ninth time on the Global 100 list 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 list. 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 to net 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 www.robecosam.com/yearbook. Further information: 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Kesko Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1672383
Kesko Oyj : Kesko is the only Finnish company for the ninth time on the Global 100 list
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