The vision of the Nordic Ecolabel is a sustainable society, in which future generations can benefit from the same conditions and opportunities as we ourselves do. An important step towards this vision is for us all, with the help of ecolabelling, to choose the most environmentally-friendly products.
The Swan logo demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The green symbol is available for around 60 product groups for which it is felt that ecolabelling is needed and will be beneficial. These days, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and hotels can carry the Swan label.
The Nordic Ecolabel checks that products fulfill certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits.
The label is usually valid for three years, after which the criteria are revised and the company must reapply for a license. In this way, we ensure that products better suited to the environment are constantly being developed.
The fees vary depending on the product group. The fees are harmonised and are quite same in all Nordic countries, you can best find the fee and product group on the Swedish web site.
Paper, pulp and Printing fees can be found on our Nordic site. Application fees in 2017.
You can read more of Swan-label in English in our Nordic site.
There are also our criteria documents.
For further information, please contact:
Ecolabel Finland – Motiva Services Oy
Tel: +358 9 6122 5000