Responsibility in Metsähallitus

Responsibility is a strategic value for Metsähallitus. It has been integrated into our Fostering our Future strategy, where it guides our strategic choices and helps us achieve our goals. Responsibility also plays a part in everything we do – in the way we talk and in the way we encounter our customers, partners and stakeholders. Good governance, compliance and our practices provide an ethical and responsible foundation for our work.

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.

A graphic representing nine different sustainable development goals:  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 work is based on understanding the impact of our activities and the needs of our stakeholders. The Responsibility Programme for the strategy period, Fostering our Future, both directly supports the achievement of our strategic objectives and anticipates and stimulates future efforts to develop responsibility. The programme includes four focus areas: leadership, environment, people and society.

Leadership

We build trust through open interaction and develop more customer-oriented and digital forms of cooperation. We pledge to expand our responsible and ethical practices throughout our entire value chain.

Environment

We enhance diversity in nature and work to halt biodiversity loss. Alongside our work for biodiversity, we implement Metsähallitus’ Climate Programme while making sustained efforts to mitigate both biodiversity loss and climate change.

People

We respect human rights and ensure that our activities and the way we treat our staff, customers, partners and stakeholders are fair and equitable. We ensure a viable sámi culture.

Society

We generate value for society by boosting regional vitality, creating possibilities for sustainable business, producing revenue for the state, promoting wellbeing services obtained from nature as well as fostering living cultural heritage and maintaining buildings and cultural environments related to it.

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Year 2021 was successful in many ways. We speeded up the implementation of our strategy and achieved the financial and operative goals set for us.

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.