What mining industry could learn from the past struggles of the Finnish forest industry?

Nina Wessberg, Helena Wessman-Jääskeläinen, Elina Saarivuori

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    Finnish mining industry is currently facing a challenge to rebuild the industrial culture after about an era of 20 years when only few mine has been active. In the late 80's the Finnish government defined the state level industrial policy not supporting national and state-owned mining industry in Finland. Most of the Finnish mines were closed, ducation system was not encouraged to support mining industry and so forth. As the global mineral scarcity started to be a driver the Finnish mining industry begun to recover at the middle of first decade of this millennium. During this rebuilding process the mining industry has increasingly faced negative publicity and the social license to operate (SLO) has become a severe question. Here, the challenges faced currently by the mining industry are reflected upon another resource extractive industry, the forest industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Policy Brief


    • benchnmarking
    • mining industry
    • forest industry
    • environmental
    • stakeholders


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