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Picture by Ville Bröijer, Finnish Defence Forces

A part of society

The Defence Forces guarantee Finland's security, thus making it the backbone of our society. We keep Finns safe both in war and peace. We cooperate with other significant organisations in society and always act in line with Finnish values.

We are ready to help other authorities around the clock. Providing assistance to other authorities upon request is one of the three mandatory tasks of the Finnish Defence Forces. Our capabilities help, for instance, the Police and rescue departments to do their jobs effectively when they lack the necessary resources.

In everything we do, we respect the principles that Finland is built upon. We care about equality and equal treatment among our conscripts and our personnel. We contribute to keeping Finland's environment clean by carrying out our activities in an environmentally friendly manner. We support sustainable development by making military service a safe and encouraging environment for young Finns to grow in.


The Finnish Defence Forces as a part of society

Corporate social responsibility — The Defence Forces’ tasks support the sustainable development of our society. Visit this website for more information.

Environment and its protection in FDF — The Defence Forces take the environment into account in everything they do. Read more on this website.

Equality in Finnish Defence Forces — Equality and gender equality have been top priorities in the Finnish Defence Forces since 2006. Learn more on this website.

Military parades in Finland — Information about the parades of the Finnish Defence Forces.