Responsibility in Metsähallitus

Responsibility guides all Metsähallitus operations. It is integrated with our strategy as well as the management, implementation and development of our operations. We are strongly developing our responsibility activities in a way that can respond to and resolve the challenges arising from the global operating environment.

Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

We are committed to promoting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030). We have identified the most essential sustainable development goals for our own activities and our stakeholders.

The sustainable development goals that we can particularly affect through our activities are 5 Gender equality, 8 Decent work and economic growth, 11 Sustainable cities and communities, 12 Responsible consumption and production, 13 Climate action, 14 Life below water, 15 Life on land, 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions, and 17 Partnerships for the goals.

Responsibility Program

Our responsibility programme sets targets for implementing responsibility and specifies actions to achieve those targets. The programme includes four focus areas: leadership, environment, people and society.


We manage responsibility ethically and on the basis of information and by developing activities and digital services in cooperation with customers and partners.


We safeguard biodiversity and act in a climate-wise manner. We promote sustainable use of natural resources.


We cherise diversity in the workplace community and offer services to everyone on a nondiscriminatory basis. We ensure a viable sámi culture.


We guarantee the optimum sustainable return on state-owned land and water areas over generations enhancing wellbeing and regional vitality.

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The year 2020 was a time of active development for Metsähallitus. We crystallised our purpose, clarified our brand and updated our strategy.

Metsähallitus’ Climate Programme helps us mitigate climate change and prepare for the changing conditions created by it, both in nature and in the economic and social operating environment.