Alternative dry cleaning 094
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning is the cleaning of textiles without the use of volatile organic solvents.
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning uses chemicals that are non-toxic and environmentally suitable. The cleaning agents and surfactants in the chemical preparations (stain removers and finishing agents) are readily biodegradable and do not have long-term effects on health or the environment.
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning enables all types of textiles to be cleaned with excellent results. An example of a cleaning method that can be Nordic Swan Ecolabelled is CO2 cleaning possibly in combination with wetclean.
Fees valid from 1 January 2019
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Renewal fee 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.
Annual licence fee
Annual licence fee 0,3 % of the licence's turnover excl. VAT Minimum fee 20 000 SEK annually excl. VAT Maximum fee 350 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence
Extension/alteration of existing licence Fees for alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
- Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
- Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
- More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fees for on-site inspections
Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe*) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspections outside Europe*)
25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
*) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day
Background documentNorwegian / 1.9
Compilation of hearing statementsDanish / 1.9
Information on the latest version of the criteria for alternative dry cleaning
1.8 ⇛ 1.9: Adjustment and extension of criteria's validity
The period of validity of the criteria has been extended by 24 months. In addition, the product group definition has been adjusted. The new version, 1.9, is valid until 31 December 2023.
1.7 ⇛ 1.8: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 21 months. The new version, 1.8, is valid until December 31st 2021.
1.6 ⇛ 1.7: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 1.7, is valid until March 31st 2020.
1.5 ⇛ 1.6: Extension of criteria's validity
The validity of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for alternative dry cleaning has been extended with 24 months. Also, requirement R15 Marketing was removed. The new version, 1.6, is valid until March 31st 2018.
1.4 ⇛ 1.5: Extension of criteria's validity
The validity of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for alternative dry cleaning has been extended with 24 months. The new version, 1.5, is valid until March 31st 2016.
In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.
Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process! If this is the first time you apply, please contact email@example.com to receive login information for the Portal.
Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.
In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.
For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".
Good luck with your application!