The Finnish forest and nature capital company Finsilva plc specialises in the responsible and diverse utilisation of forest and natural capital.
The company provides economic, social and ecological wellbeing by developing sustainable forestry and creating profitable business from renewable energy and environmental compensation. We combine environmental values and the economic markets by making the nature capital work in a sustainable and profitable manner.
The core of our business is in forestry, renewable energy and land refinement. We develop new ways of using forests and land based on the changing needs of people and society. In 2021, the company turnover was 25.8 MEUR.
Finsilva owns roughly 130,000 hectares of well-managed forest, most of which is located in Southern and Central Finland. Finsilva is one of the leading private and independent forest owners in Europe. It is owned by the forest funds of Dasos Capital Oy Ltd, and Metsärahasto II Ky (Ilmarinen).
Finsilva’s vision is to be a well-known pioneer in the responsible and diverse utilization of sustainable forest and natural capital.
The company’s mission is to generate economic, social and ecological well being from nature.
Biodiversity and climate programme
Finsilva’s biodiversity and climate programme presents the most important measures to increase biodiversity and address the climate change challenge.
The aim of Finsilva’s biodiversity programme is to safeguard and increase the biodiversity of forests. This is achieved by developing new practices to improve biodiversity, increasing active nature management, protecting valuable areas, promoting research and stakeholder cooperation and by monitoring and analysing the biodiversity impacts of our measures. Our goals are nature positive forestry by 2030 and continuous improvement.
With its programme, Finsilva contributes to the achievement of Finland’s climate goals and carbon neutrality by 2035: we increase carbon sinks and pools and facilitate the production of clean energy.
Finsilva in numbers
Land area: 134 900 ha
Water area: 1 416 ha
Forest land: 129 300 ha
-Protected areas 5,7 %
-Areas with special forest management 4,6 %
-Forests are both PEFC & FSC® (FSC-C139460) certified
-Finsilva’s inputs in the forest management are 2-3 times more than national averages per forest area unit
Financial key figures (2021)
Turnover: 25,8 M€
Other incomes: 2,1 M€
EBIT: 20,5 M€
Net profit: 13,5 M€
ROI: 9,9 %
History of Finsilva
Finsilva’s history in forest property is rooted in Gustaf Adolf Serlachius’s forests from the 19th century. The forests were merged with Metsäliiton Teollisuus Ltd. in the 1980s. The forests were first incorporated into Forestia Ltd. and then merged with Finsilva Ltd., founded in 2005.
Metsäliitto Cooperative and MTK (The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners) had majority ownership of Finsilva until February 2022 when their share was sold to the forest fund of Dasos Capital Oy Ltd. Finsilva is currently owned by Dasos forest funds (Finnish fund management company) and pension insurance company Ilmarinen.
Metsäliitto Cooperative remains Finsilva’s main partner in forest trade, forestry, and real estate development. Finsilva is a shareholder in Metsäliitto Cooperative.
info[a]finsilva.fi | phone +358 10 465 9099
P.O.Box 314, FI-33101 Tampere
Näsilinnankatu 14 C, 2.krs,
Juha Hakkarainen, CEO
+358 400 870 867