A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled candle is a candle meeting specific criteria for environmental performance, health aspects, quality and safety.
This is a candle that has a clean burning because there are limit values for soot emission and content of health- and environmental damaging chemistry. Furthermore the candle consists of more than 90% renewable raw materials.
Fees valid from 1 January 2021
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 Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT
from 0 – 30 million EUR
0.05% of turnover + VAT
> 30 million EUR
Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries No maximum fee Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence
Extension/alteration of existing licence The fee is based on how long it takes to handle 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
Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first bank day of the year is used to convert amounts in Euro to national currency.
*) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of 2 million EUR (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).
**) Corporations pay only one licence fee
***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.
Compilation of hearing statementsDanish / 2.5
Information on the latest version of the criteria for candles
2.4 ⇛ 2.5: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 18 months. The new version, 2.5, is valid until 31 December 2023.
2.3 ⇛ 2.4: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 20 months. The new version, 2.4, is valid until 30 June 2022.
2.2 ⇛ 2.3: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 16 months. At the same time requirement O27 has been removed. The new version, 2.3, is valid until 31 October 2020.
2.1 ⇛ 2.2: Adjustment of requirement
Adjustment of O9. It was decided to allow the use of aluminum in containers that are designed to be used multiple times for the same purpose, if it the amount of aluminum is less than 15% of the container's total weight. Furthermore, the document is updated with a number of former interpretation requirements. The new version is called 2.2.
2.0 ⇛ 2.1: Curtailment of criteria's validity
Requirement O19 was removed. The criteria's validity was curtailed with 12 months. The new version, 2.1, is valid until 30 June 2019.
2.0: New criteria generation
Version 2.0 of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for candles was published on November 5th 2015. The criteria are valid until 30 June 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!