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Tokmanni Group
Tokmanni establishes Sustainability Advisory Board to support its responsibility work (GlobeNewswire)

2017-04-05 12:00

 Tokmanni Group Corporation                       Press release  5 April  2017

Tokmanni establishes Sustainability Advisory Board to support its responsibility work

Tokmanni has established a Sustainability Advisory Board to support its responsibility work. The Advisory Board is composed of external experts and its objective is to support Tokmanni in its responsibility work development by giving the company an outside view of the company's responsibility performance and responsibility topics such as trends, risks, and best practices. The Advisory Board convenes twice a year and it will start its work in August 2017.

"Stakeholder cooperation and listening to our stakeholders is at the core of our responsibility work. The established Advisory Board provides us with valuable information about our stakeholders' expectations and how we best can respond to them. Responsibility is at the core of our strategy and we have worked on the matter for quite some time. The Board, which consists of many leading sustainability experts will, however, give a boost to our responsibility work and bring new ideas to our development work", says CEO Heikki Väänänen.

External Sustainability Advisory Board members are among others:

  • Executive Director, Marja-Riitta Ketola, Finnish National Committee for UNICEF  
  • Director, equities, Jan Lehtinen, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Conservation Director, Jari Luukkonen, WWF Finland
  • Corporate responsibility expert, LL.D.,  Merja Pentikäinen, Opinio Juris
  • Executive Director, Janne Ronkainen, the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland SASK
  • Senior legal counsel, Tuula Sario, the Consumers' Union of Finland   
  • Professor of Practice Armi Temmes, Aalto University, School of Business

"I am glad that we have been able to get front-line responsibility people representing different sectors and issues as members of our Board. I believe that we will have interesting discussions and we will get new ideas for developing our responsibility work", says Tokmanni's Head of Corporate Responsibility Outi Mikkonen.

Tokmanni wants to promote responsibility work together with its stakeholders. The
company's most important stakeholders are customers, personnel, owners, investors
NGOs and suppliers. More information about Tokmanni's stakeholder cooperation and responsibility themes can be found in the 2016 responsibility report https://yritys.tokmanni.fi/uutishuone#/documents/tokmanni-corporate-responsibility-report-2016-64904

For more information, please contact:

Outi Mikkonen
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 (0)20 728 6529

Joséphine Mickwitz
Head of IR and Communications
Tel. +358 (0)20 728 6537

Tokmanni in brief
Tokmanni is the largest general discount retailer in Finland measured by number of stores and revenue. In 2016, Tokmanni's revenue was EUR 776 million and on average it had approximately 3,200 employees. Tokmanni is the only nationwide general discount retailer in Finland, with 162 stores across Finland as at 31 December 2016.

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Tokmanni Group Oyj via Globenewswire

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