Finnish food and drink industry

Finnish foodstuff is produced with proficiency and high-quality technology. Selections include highly valued brands, seasonal treats and trendy new flavours for both everyday and celebratory occasions. Food and drink industry is Finland’s biggest manufacturer of consumer goods and fourth biggest industry. It employs 38,000 people in 1,700 businesses.
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Materials efficiency commitment

A commitment made by the Finnish food industry, trade and packaging sector as well as three ministeries will reduce the environmental impacts of food production, distribution and consumption in 2019 - 2021. 

ETL files state aid complaint with the Commission about Suomen Viljava’s oat mill investment

Media release 23.11.2021

State-owned enterprises must not endanger competition. There is a risk that this will occur following Suomen Viljava Ltd’s announcement that it will expand into the food industry sector by investing in oat milling. There are already a number of private mill operators in the oat milling market. With the complaint made to the Commission on 22 November 2021, the Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL) aims to ensure that the investment does not benefit from prohibited State aid.

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Low-carbon Roadmap for the Finnish Food Industry

The nationally prepared low-carbon roadmaps are based on Finland's carbon neutrality target by 2035. The low-carbon roadmap for the Finnish food and drink industry was completed in August 2020.

The Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation is aiming for carbon neutrality in cooperation with companies in the industry. The target is to reduce the sector's greenhouse gas emissions by 75 per cent relative to net sales by 2023. The food industry is firmly committed to advancing the entire food supply chain's efforts to reach carbon neutrality. Read more about the low-carbon roadmap.

Reseach strategy for the food industry 2018 - 2025

The strategy is crystallised to the following vision: "Innovative and responsible Nordic food production enables a competitive food industry and consumer well-being, both in Finland and globally". 
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Reseach strategy for the food industry 2018 - 2025


Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation has approximately 260 member companies and cooperation agreement with the Finnish Bakery Federation and the Finnish Meat trade Association. The activities of companies within the spheres of the ETL cover the majority of food and drink industry production in Finland.

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The Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL) represents the interests of the food and drink industry in Finland. Read more