Car, boat and train care products 013
Products that have a cleaning effect and / or polishing function for the care of cars, buses, trucks, boats, ships, trains and other rail transport vehicles can be Nordic Swan Ecolabelled.
The requirements include:
- Environmental properties (ecotoxicity and biodegradability) of the chemicals used in the products.
- Health properties of the chemicals used in the products. For example, no use of CMR-classified substances and various particularly problematic substances such as SVHC substances and endocrine disruptors.
- Efficiency tests
- Limitation of the content of volatile organic compounds that can contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone
- Recyclable design of the packaging
- Increased use of sustainable renewable raw materials
For calculations and for more information on chemicals, please use:
Fees valid from 24 August 2020
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region*) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional recipes, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional recipes, 3 750 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT from EUR 0–30 million
0.05% of turnover + VAT > EUR 30 million
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
Should the extension regard inspection of recipes, which are not already included in the licence, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT will be charged per recipe.
Other types of 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
Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first 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 €2 000 000 (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.
Criteria documentNorwegian / 5.11
Writable declarations, gen. 5Norwegian / 5.11
Criteria documentSwedish / 6.3
Writable declarationsSwedish / 6.3
Folder structureSwedish / 5.11
Criteria documentEnglish / 6.3
Criteria documentEnglish / 5.11
Writable declarations, gen 5English / 5.11
Writable declarationsEnglish / 6.3
Folder structureEnglish / 5.11
Information on the latest version of the criteria for car, boat and train care products
6.2 ⇛ 6.3: Adjustment of criteria
Requirement O4 Classification of the product has been adjusted for products for professional use that can now be classified with H314 Skin Corr. 1B or 1C. Requirement O19 User information has been corrected so the word "concentrated" has been removed. The new version is called 6.3.
6.1 ⇛ 6.2: Adjustment of criteria
Requirement O7 Substances that may not be included in the product has been adjusted as the REACH list is no longer included in the requirement. The new version is called 6.2.
6.0 ⇛ 6.1: Adjustment of criteria
Requirement O16 Recycling design of plastic packaging and closures has been adjusted for wafers and seals. The new version, 6.1, is valid until on June 30, 2025.
6.0: New generation published
The Nordic Ecolabelling Board has decided on a new generation where the product group has been expanded to also include train care products. The new generation 6 is valid until on June 30, 2025.
5.9 ⇛ 5.10: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 9 months. The new version, 5.10, is valid until 30 September 2021.
5.8 ⇛ 5.9: Alteration and prolongation of criteria
Appendix 9 has been altered and the criteria prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 5.9, is valid until December 31st, 2020.
5.7 ⇛ 5.8: Alteration of criteria
O35 Take-back system: The requirement has been removed.
O9 Organic substances, degradability: The requirement has been adjusted.
The new version, 5.8, is valid until December 31st, 2019.
5.6 ⇛ 5.7: Extension of criteria's validity:
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 12 months. The new versionm, 5.7, is valid until December 31st 2019.
5.5 ⇛ 5.6: Extension of criteria's validity:
The criteria's validity has been prolonged. The new version, 5.6, is valid until December 31st 2018.
5.4 ⇛ 5.5: Extension of criteria's validity:
The criteria's validity has been prolonged. Also, requrement R36 has been removed. The new version, 5.5, is valid until December 31st 2016.
5.3 ⇛ 5.4: Alteration of criteria
R3: Professional car care products used in closed/automatic wash installations are exempted from classification Skin korr. 1A: H314 / R35 (Causes severe burns) if the classification is due to pH. Boat care products are not exempted from this classification.
We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!
The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.
We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.
During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.
The application consists of these parts:
- Completed application form
- Documentation Overview
- Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document
Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.
We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!
For more information: "Application step by step"