Minerals policy helps to secure national supply of raw materials

In minerals policy, the aim of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is to secure Finland’s raw material supply and ensure sustainable use of national resources, international competitiveness, responsible use of natural resources and vitality of Finnish regions. 

Minerals policy helps to promote research on and production of raw materials for the needs of the society. It also helps to ensure correct management of resources, taking into account the opportunities generated by the circular economy. Finland’s minerals policy is steered by the following documents:
Minerals Strategy 2010
Mining Act 2011

Finland has a number of strengths as a supplier of mineral raw materials:

  • good geological potential (bedrock and soil)
  • transparent and predictable legislation
  • nationwide infrastructure networks
  • highly educated and competent workforce

Further information:
Riikka Aaltonen, riikka.aaltonen(at)tem.fi
Kirsti Loukola-Ruskeeniemi, kirsti.loukola-ruskeeniemi(at)tem.fi
Maija Uusisuo, maija.uusisuo(at)tem.fi