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A Nordic Ecolabelled cleaning service provider offers its customers environmentally-friendly cleaning. The Nordic Ecolabelled cleaning service has a low consumption of chemicals and uses a high proportion of environmentally-friendly chemicals. The environmental impacts of greenhouse gases is minimised by means of stringent requirements as to transport and the use of refuse bags. All this is combined with high cleaning quality and well trained staff.

  • The criteria document for cleaning services is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Cleaning service
    • Window cleaning

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below, with the exception of application / renewal fees when an application is made for both commodity groups at the same time.

    Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    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 service is based on its turnover The fee is 0,15 % of the service's turnover up to 6,7 million EUR. 
    The fee is 0,05 % of the service's turnover for the amount exceeding 6,7 million EUR.
    Minimum fee 2 000 EUR per year.
    Maximum fee 63 000 EUR per year.

    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 is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspections are 500 EUR per visit.

    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.


  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for cleaning services

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Prolongation of validity of criteria

    Nordic Ecolabelling has decided to prolong the validity of the criteria by 12 months. The new version, 3.4, is valid until 31 December 2024.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Prolongation of validity of criteria

    Nordic Ecolabelling has decided to prolong the validity of the criteria by 6 months. The new version, 3.3, is valid until 31 December 2023.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment and prologation of the validity of the criteria

    Adjustment of requirement O7 Exceptions for detergents with hydrogen peroxide has been made. In addition, the period of validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 18 months. The new version 3.2 is valid until 30 June 2023.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Adjustment of criteria

    Adjustments of requirement P7, on cloths and mops, has been adopted on May 24th 2017. Corrections of Appedices 1, 4 and 6 have also been made. The new version, 3.1, is valid until December 31th 2021.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    New criteria for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Cleaning Services were decided on November 9th 2016. The new version, 3.0, is valid until December 31th 2021.

  • 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 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.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    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.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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