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Rapporteur assessing the current state and development needs of public-private cooperation in security of supply submits his report

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 12.6.2024 13.46
Press release
Kim Mattsson in the picture

Rapporteur for security of supply cooperation, Major General (ret) Kim Mattsson, submitted his report to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA) on 12 June 2024. At the end of February 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and NESA appointed a rapporteur to assess the public-private partnership (PPP) system implemented by the agency and its significance for Finland’s security of supply in the changed operating environment.

The report ‘Towards tomorrow’s security of supply – report on public-private partnerships’ evaluates the key challenges of the cooperation model and presents ideas for developing it. It offers proposals to support the work in two projects: the preliminary preparation of the reform working group of the ongoing intersectoral legislative project to reform the security-of-supply legislation, which was appointed by the Ministry, and the National Emergency Supply Agency’s project to develop the PPP system.

In accordance with the Programme of Prime Minister Orpo’s Government, an overall review of the security of supply legislation will be carried out in Finland during this parliamentary term. One of its objectives is to improve the planning cooperation between the private and public sectors and their efficient operation during crises and disruptions. At the same time, NESA is in the process of developing its network cooperation.

“The report supports the development projects of the Government and NESA by analysing the sector and pools of the National Emergency Supply Organisation (NESO). It focuses on cooperation between the private and public sectors, the current state and significance as well as the challenges and development needs, including possible regulatory needs. The current state and significance of the system and the growing needs of security of supply in the changed security environment serve are the starting points for the proposals,” says Rapporteur Kim Mattsson.

The close and sustained cooperation between the public, private and third sector implemented by NESA is already one of the key strengths of the Finnish emergency supply system. Every effort must be made to ensure that it will continue to work well in the rapidly changing operating environment. In future, the focus should be on even closer cooperation on the situational picture and planning and on efficient collaboration, including in the event of serious disruptions and in emergency conditions.

The report proposes improvements to the management and cooperation of security of supply work, including better working methods, training and the flow of information. This requires more open and quicker flow of information between companies and NESO in both directions and the utilisation of digital tools.

“The common thread of the report is to propose to amend only those sections of the otherwise efficient PPP system that are defective or that could be further improved. It is possible to implement many of the proposals to improve the structures and the PPP system without any additional resources or legislative amendments. The report focuses on reinforcing the partnership between public administration, responsible authorities, companies and organisations that can sometimes be fragmented,” Mattsson adds.

Major General (ret) Kim Mattsson, Rapporteur, tel. +358 50 440 0128
Jan Hjelt, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 048 940 (chair of the steering group)
Henri Backman, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 063 581 Janne Känkänen, Chief Executive Officer, National Emergency Supply Agency, tel. +358 295 051 012  
Heli Tammivuori, Director of the Network Cooperation Unit, National Emergency Supply Agency, tel. +358 295 051 110