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Latvian States Forests

Policy category

Fostering Family-Friendly Workplaces

Recommendation Pillars

Support parents’ participation in the labour market

Countries that have implemented practice


Age Groups

Adults (age 20+)

Target Groups

Mothers, Parents, Fathers

Type of Organization Implementing Practice

Other Government

Practice Overview

Latvia’s States Forests (LVM), which is owned by the government, was awarded a Family Friendly Merchant certificate in 2007. LVM manages commercially usable state-owned forests and, alongside its forest management activities (including selling timber), it offers hunting and recreation facilities and obtains seeds and planting stock to ensure forest regeneration. Up until 2008, Family Friendly Merchant status was awarded to companies that had put into practice family-friendly measures for their employees and families or for families using their services (or both). LVM fulfils all the requirements prescribed by law, such as longer holidays for families with three and more children or with disabled children and ten days leave granted to fathers after the birth of a child. It also gives parents a day off on the 1st September (the start of school year) plus pays out allowances for child birth and the start of a child’s first school year. LVM also periodically organises events for employees with their families, such as sports days in the summer and excursions to leisure facilities. Children are also given Christmas presents such as tickets for the whole family to go to the theatre, the cinema or a circus.

Contact Information


Latvia's State Forests


+371 29349801