The Finnish forest and nature capital company Finsilva plc specialises in the responsible and diverse utilisation of forest and natural capital.
We combine environmental values and the economic markets by making the nature capital work in a sustainable and profitable manner. We develop new ways of using forests and land based on the changing needs of people and society. The core of our business is in forestry, renewable energy and real estate development.
Finsilva is Finland’s 4th largest and one of Europe’s leading private and independent forest owners. It is owned by the forest funds of Dasos Capital Oy Ltd, and Metsärahasto II Ky (Ilmarinen).
Finsilva owns roughly 130,000 hectares of well-managed forest, most of which is located in Southern and Central Finland. The planned cut of our forests is approximately 600,000 to 650,000 m3 per year. Our forests are FSC® (FSC-C139460) and PEFC certified.
Forestry: We produce high-quality, certified wood raw material that meets the demand for Finnish wood. Finsilva’s inputs in the forest management are 2-3 times more than national averages per forest area unit.
Renewable energy: We conclude concession contracts for solar and wind parks. We provide cost-efficient operational platforms for major renewable energy projects.
Real estate development: We seek and develop new forms of forest and land use. We participate in real estate development, guardianship and contract management. We offer forest holdings and ready-to-build lake shore cabin plots for recreational housing.
”We generate economic, social and ecological well being from nature.”
”We want to be a well-known pioneer and opinion leader in the responsible and diverse utilisation of sustainable forest and natural capital.”
Strategic focus in 2022–2027
- We continue to develop wood trade and forest management.
- We create new business with our current portfolio.
- We strengthen our brand and awareness.
- We raise responsibility and nature’s diversity to the spotlight.
Finsilva in numbers
- Land area: 134 900 ha
- Water area: 1 416 ha
- Shoreline: approx. 800 km
- Roads: approx. 2,500 km
- Forest land: 129 300 ha
- Protected areas 5,7 %
- Areas with special forest management 4,6 %
- Forests are both PEFC & FSC® (FSC-C139460) certified
Financial key figures (2022)
- Turnover: 27,3 M€
- Other incomes: 0,9 M€
- EBIT: 21,4 M€
- Net profit: 14,6 M€
- ROI: 10,4 %
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.
Responsible forestry and forest management
Our work on responsibility focuses on nature’s diversity, impact on climate and waterways, restoring forests and promoting research cooperation and the recreational use of forests. Focus on biodiversity and carbon neutrality is an investment that can secure additional profit from the markets.
Finsilva protects and increases the diversity of forests
- by taking ecological compensation into use in land use projects
- with diversity actions for commercial forests (such as artificial high stumps and retention trees)
- by conserving valuable nature sites
- by restoring valuable habitats and swamps
- by promoting research and cooperation between stakeholders
- by monitoring and analysing the biodiversity effects of various actions.
Actions in our biodiversity programme improve
- the state of endangered forest species and habitats
- water protection
- the recreational use of forests and game management
- the mitigation of climate change.
private METSO or Helmi nature preservation sites
other protected areas as defined in the Nature Conservation Act
At least 5%
of forests not used for commercial forestry
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) ownership of Finsilva lasted until February 2022 when their remaining shares were 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