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.
Valid from 1 January 2021 Amount excluding VAT
Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR. Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.
Annual licence fee
The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 30 million EUR.
The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 30 million EUR.
Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year. Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.
Fee for extension / change of licence
Fixed fee that is charged depending on how long the work takes.
Up to 4 hours 375 EUR. 4–8 hours 750 EUR. 8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.
Fee for on-site inspections
One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.
Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit. On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit. On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit. Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.
Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.
When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.
Compilation of hearing statementsDanish / 2.6
Information on the latest version of the criteria for candles
2.5 ⇛ 2.6: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 2.5, is valid until 31 December 2024.
2.4 ⇛ 2.5: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
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 the validity of the criteria
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 the validity of the criteria
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:
Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
Requirement O19 was removed. The criteria's validity was prolonged 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, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.
When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.
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!