Society

Metsähallitus guarantees the optimum sustainable return on state-owned land and water areas over generations, enhancing well-being and regional vitality. We also reconcile the expectations for state-owned land and water areas in a responsible and interactive manner.

We take future generations into consideration

A tool for sustainable use

Our activities in state-owned land and water areas is based on natural resource plans compiled in cooperation with stakeholders and customers.

Our activities in state-owned land and water areas is based on natural resource plans compiled in cooperation with stakeholders and customers. These plans outline the long-term use of land and water areas owned by the state and ensure the economic, ecological, social and cultural sustainability of the operations.

The plans also contain the targets for sustainable use of natural resources specified in our strategy, such as safeguarding biodiversity and mitigating climate change and adapting to it.

Employment and vitality for regions

The economic well-being generated by Metsähallitus is distributed in the form of wages, remunerations, taxes, purchases and dividends to different sectors of Finnish society.

In addition to our own employees, we provide work for local entrepreneurs. By purchasing services from private operators, we support entrepreneurship, especially in small municipalities. Entrepreneurs, hikers and hunters also bring income and well-being to the local communities.

When purchasing contracted services, we observe the legislation on public procurement. Its key principles include promoting healthy competition and equal and non-discriminatory treatment of entrepreneurs. Service providers must also commit to promoting responsible and ethical activities in accordance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Equal nature experiences for everyone

Metsähallitus and its partners want to inspire people to become more outdoor-oriented and seek well-being from nature. The versatile possibilities for recreational and physical activities are a great opportunity for children and young people who are just starting to develop a connection with nature.

Our aim is to produce and provide experiences in nature and services for everybody on an equal basis. We maintain dozens of accessible hiking areas suitable for people with, for example, mobility aids and people seeking easy trails.