Wood and forest

The forest sector is the foundation of Finnish bioeconomy. Collaboration between the strong forest sector and other sectors makes Finland a true pioneer in bioeconomy. Already we have made joint efforts to develop knowledge, technologies and solutions which cannot be found anywhere else. Besides wood products and paper, biomasses originating in forests are now being used in textile fibres, medicines, chemicals, functional foods, plastics, cosmetics, smart packaging and bio-oils.

Finnish forests are managed and used in a sustainable manner. Of our land area 80% is forest, managed in a way that much more wood grows every year than what is being utilised. The forest industry uses natural resources taking account of the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability.