We only use Swedish rye, and we aim for it to be produced and supplied by local growers. We want to reduce to a minimum the transport distances, and will therefore purchase ever-increasing amounts of rye from local producers in Dalarna. Around 20% of our rye will come from local producers this year.
Svenskt Sigill guarantees that farmers strive towards the lowest conceivable impact on the environment and to use as little chemical pesticides and fertilizers as possible. The standards for pesticides are stricter than the legal requirements and cover, among other aspects, storage, handling and spreading. In order to prevent seepage of eutrophying substances, the producer leaves grass strips of width 6 metres at fields adjacent to watercourses. In addition, the farmer preserves wild and untreated green areas between and in the fields, to be enjoyed by plants, birds, insects and other animals.
Svenskt Sigill monitors all grain in order to ensure that no doubts about the quality of the products can arise. Further, the rye we purchase is fully traceable right back to the farm on which it was produced.
More information about Svenskt Sigill is available atwww.svensktsigill.se.