Alko Inc. is an independent, entirely State-owned company. Alko is administered and supervised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The company has been formed in 5th April, 1932.
The company's function is laid down in the Alcohol Act and Degree.
The function of the company and the fact that Alko has a sole right in Finland on the retail sale of alcoholic beverages containing over 4.7 per cent of alcohol by volume are based primarily on reasons related to social and health politics.
Alko has a specific obligation, and also good facilities, to consider the different aspects of social, economic and ecological responsibility in its function.
Because Alko has the sole right to sell alcoholic beverages, we are also required to be impartial towards all suppliers. This impartiality is ensured by a public listing procedure and retail sale of alcoholic beverages that contains the operating principals between Alko Inc and the suppliers.
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