Nordic Swan Ecolabel (Nordic Ecolabelling Board)
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official Nordic Countries ecolabel. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers as a voluntary ecolabelling scheme for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Each country has its ecolabelling secretariat, which is responsible for its activities. The secretariat handles licence applications, inspection visits and marketing in their respective countries. Each country is also responsible for its position in product groups and criteria issues.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel supports reducing the environmental impact of the production and consumption of goods. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is an effective tool to help companies that want to incorporate sustainable solutions. It makes it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel:
- Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product’s life cycle;
- Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in ecolabelled products;
- Tightens requirements for goods and services continuously to create sustainable development;
- Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.
It is possible to obtain a certification with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel within 55 different product groups counting more than 200 different product types.
More than 25.000 different products are sold with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in the Nordic countries and the number is growing.