Our Story

About Coillte

Established in 1989, Coillte is proud to be the custodian of 440,000 hectares or 7% of Ireland’s land. This is primarily forested land and makes Coillte Ireland's largest forest manager and largest provider of outdoor recreation. Coillte also develops green energy projects, produces panel boards and delivers nature conservation projects of scale. Coillte is focused on delivering the multiple benefits from it's forests and land for climate, nature, wood and people.

Coillte is part of a wider forestry sector, that together manages approximately 11% of Ireland's land, supports 12,000 jobs and contributes €2.3bn to the economy annually.
About Coillte

Our Vision, Mission and Purpose

Our vision is to create a sustainable future for all.

Our mission is to balance and deliver the multiple benefits of our forests to society, leaving an enriched resource for the next generation.

Our purpose is to manage the state forests on behalf of the people of Ireland.

We have set out a series of ambitions, across four strategic pillars including:

Our Vision, Mission and Purpose

OUR BUSINESS

Forestry is our core business where we manage approximately 7% of the country’s land. We are the largest supplier of roundwood in Ireland, enabling a vibrant national forest sector which employs over 12,000 people across rural Ireland.  We manage our forests to deliver multiple benefits, forests for climate, nature, wood and people.

Medite Smartply is Coillte’s wood panels manufacturing business. It uses wood grown in our forests and transforms it into innovative, sustainable and renewable wood panel products which are sold to 32 countries around the world.

Coillte’s Land Solutions division works to deliver sustainable business solutions from Coillte’s land. Coillte Nature, dedicated to the restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation of nature across Ireland sits within our Land Solutions business.

OUR BUSINESS

OUR PEOPLE

We promote and are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. We encourage it through the work we do and how we interact with people.

We strongly believe that having an inclusive organisation with diversity of perspectives and experience, enhances our decision-making and ultimately our performance.

OUR PEOPLE

CEO Message

Coillte is a very special organisation with a proud heritage and an exciting future

Vision & Values

To Create a Sustainable Future from Our Forests and Land