Together we will make a better place to live
Our new sustainability programme, Together we will make a better place to live, realises our group’s mission, in which sustainability is a central theme. The programme contains both long- and short-term goals, and its policies are based on the UN’s sustainable development goals and the UN Guiding principles on business and human rights.
Our mission is to produce benefits and services that generate well-being for our owners – in other words, our customers. However, well-being means much more than just economic well-being. With our co-op members, we will make a better place to live. As a major operator, we have a considerable impact on the present and on the legacy we leave for future generations. Foresight is therefore important, and our sustainability programme will extend until 2030.
Our sustainability programme has three themes: - Towards a new normal of sustainable consumption – together, one step at a time - Towards sustainable growth – by respecting natural resources - Towards an equal world – by removing inequality
Towards a new normal of sustainable consumption – together, one step at a time
We encourage our customers to make healthy and sustainable choices. Our goal is that in 2030, at least 65 per cent of the food we sell will be plant-based, and 80 per cent will be produced in Finland. We will also ensure the improvement of animal welfare. We promote Finns’ carbon-neutral transport.
Towards sustainable growth – by respecting natural resources
We consider the nature and climate in our choices. Our decisions help preserve diverse living environments and species. In 2025, we will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we produce. We are moving towards halving the amount of food waste, and we promote the circular economy.
Towards an equal world – by removing inequality
We welcome all people as equally important. We take care that our own and our partners’ employees are treated fairly in Finland and around the world. We display products’ manufacturing sites and the country of origin of their main ingredients in order to track human rights matters. We are a common to all, non-discriminating and diverse S Group.