20.03.2012

Finland aims to become model for sustainable mining

Minister of Economic Affairs Jyri Häkämies welcomes environmentally aware international investors in the Finnish mining industry.

“In its recent report the Canadian Fraser Institute ranked Finland as the second most attractive location for the mining industry. A key factor for establishing a positive investment climate is the fact that the Finnish government has a clear and sensible mining policy vision that it is committed to,” said Häkämies. The Fraser Institute’s survey is based on the opinions of mining executives representing 802 mineral exploration and development companies on the investment climate of 93 jurisdictions around the world.

Finland’s mineral resources are attracting a lot of attention from international investors. Häkämies welcomed the investments and emphasized the high level of environmental requirements in Finland. He assured Finland’s readiness to work together with the mining industry to develop mining activities that take the environment into account in a better way than before.

Source: Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Fraser Institute