PEFC Certification

A forest certificate is proof of sustainable and responsible forest use. All Metsähallitus' forests are certified in compliance with the international PEFC system. We also have an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system.

the logo of PEFC-certificate

The Forest management and use certificate issued to Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd contains a number of concrete requirements whose fulfilment is assessed annually by a third-party auditor. Special attention is given to protecting terrestrial and aquatic habitats important for forest biodiversity, maintaining forest productivity, and reconciling traditional livelihoods and forestry. The certificate proves that timber is procured from sustainably managed forests.


PEFC Certificate number 8305-04 pdf-file in English.

Chain of custody, Certificate number 7743-05 pdf-file in English.

In addition to good forest management, Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd’s PEFC certification contains a system for monitoring the origin of timber (Chain of Custody). This means that the origin of timber can be traced from the forest all the way to the end product. The system can also be used to monitor the proportion of certified timber delivered to a customer.

The country of origin of the timber delivered by Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd is Finland, and it is harvested in areas administrated by Metsähallitus. Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd undertakes to comply with the requirements relating to employee health, safety and rights specified in the standard. The chain of custody is also audited annually by the body issuing the certificate and customers as well as in internal audits. The deliveries of roundwood consist of pine, spruce, birch, aspen, Siberian larch and lodgepole pine. In addition to these species, energy wood deliveries may also contain alder, willow and rowan.

Energy efficiency system ETJ+

Energy efficiency system ETJ+

ETJ+ certificate (pdf, in finnish)

Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd has a certified energy efficiency management system, ETJ+. The energy efficiency system guides the continuous improvement of energy efficiency and, together with the certified ISO 14001 environmental management system, meets the energy audit obligation stipulated in energy legislation.

The objectives set by Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd for promoting energy efficiency are defined in its energy policy. In line with these objectives, Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd aims to steer energy-intensive timber harvesting and transport in a more energy-efficient direction, promote the use of renewable fuels and reduce emissions from travel.

Implementation of the energy efficiency system is monitored in internal audits along with implementation of the environmental management system. Annual external assessments ensure the suitability and implementation of the system and serve to verify the certificate. The valid certificate (No. 13135-01) was issued by Kiwa Inspecta Sertifiointi.