D.O. Saimaa

100% excellence from Saimaa region

D.O. Saimaa is Finland's first trademark depicting regional quality and origin. The "excellence" mentioned in the trade marks slogan means not only high quality, but also positive effect on environment, culture, regional vitality and society. Consumers, restaurants and retailers using products or raw materials marked with D.O. Saimaa know that they are making a good, ethical and responsible choice.

Saimaa is ranked among Finland's internationally most recognised and respected brands. D.O. Saimaa trademark on a product sends a message to international travellers as well as local consumers that the product originates from Saimaa and that it is of high quality and pure. D.O. Saimaa producers, further processors and retailers support the local high quality production.

The criteria of D.O. Saimaa trademark for provisions and food products

  • The product or raw material has been produced, treated and processed in Saimaa region (about 100km from Saimaa waterways)
  • High quality manufacturing process
  • Gastronomic criteria are fulfilled
  • Social responsibility criteria are fulfilled
  • Manufacturing process complies with sustainable development
  • The trademark will also be available for an individual product on application

The criteria of D.O. Saimaa trademark for design and arts and crafts products

  • The product or raw material has been designed in Saimaa region (about 100km from Saimaa waterways)
  • The biggest part of the product's manufacturing process was carried out in Saimaa region
  • The product's raw material has, as far as possible, been produced in Saimaa region
  • The product is made by a professional who has a commercial interest in the manufacturing
  • The product is a printable work of art, design product or an arts and crafts product manufactured in a series or small series
  • Manufacturing process complies with sustainable development
  • Social criteria are fulfilled

provisions & food products

D.O. Saimaa quality and original trademark has been granted for the following provisions and food products

Food products

design & arts and crafts

D.O. Saimaa and original trademark has been granted for the following design and arts and crafts products

design products

The decision of granting the D.O. Saimaa trademark is made by an expert panel nominated by the provincial federation of Etelä-Savo. The decision of granting the trademark is made based on the comprehensive consideration.