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 satisfaction of our customers is essential for the function of the
company in the future. Alko is prepared for maximum performances in all
areas that will help make it the world's best chain of shops in retail
sales of alcoholic beverages.