Wärtsilä pays various social dues and taxes to the governments of different countries. Income taxes and social dues in the financial period 2011 were EUR 323 million. The social costs for employees contribute to the funding of pensions, unemployment and other social benefits that provide security and improve the quality of life for the company's employees and their families.
Wärtsilä companies also receive subsidies from the public sector. The value of the subsidies received in 2011 was EUR 8 million, and they were among others related to R&D projects.