The requirements which a computer must fulfil to be awarded the Nordic Ecolabel, focus on the following aspects:
– have low energy consumption.
– do not contain harmful flame retardants.
– are free of mercury and contains a minimal amount of environmentally hazardous and harmful chemicals.
– are easy to upgrade, dismantle and recycle.
– The Nordic Ecolabel carries out on-site inspections in product development departments and factories to ensure that production follows the Nordic Ecolabelling requirements.
Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of 2 production series (same technology / design / materials) is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional series, 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per series will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of 2 production series (same technology / design / materials) is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional series, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT per series will be charged.
Annual licence fee:
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0,3 % of the licence's annual turnover in the Nordic countries, excl. VAT Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 85 000 EUR annually excl. VAT 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 production series, which are not already included in the licence, 15 000 SEK excl. VAT will be charged per series.
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.
Background documentEnglish / 7.4
Compilation of hearing statementsSwedish / 7.4
Information on the latest version of the criteria for computers
7.3 ⇛ 7.4: Extension of criteria
The criteria's validity has been prolonged. The new version, 7.4, is valid until June 30th 2020.
7.2 ⇛ 7.3: Extension and alteration of criteria
- Requirements O18, Plastic packaging material, and O21, Ergonomics, were removed.
- Requirements O19, Instructions for use, O22, Code of conduct and the documentation requirements for O23, O25–O30 were changed.
The criteria's validity was also prolonged with 27 months. The new version, 7.3, is valid until June 30th, 2019.
7.1 ⇛ 7.2: Extension of criteria
The criteria have been prolonged with 5 months. Also. the requirement regarding marketing, O32, was removed. The new version, 7.2, is valid until March 31st 2017.
7.0 ⇛ 7.1: Alteration of criteria
A new version of the Nordic Ecolabel criteria for computers have been published due to an alteration of the criterium for plasticizer in external electric cables. A revision has been made to adapt the criterium in relation to the production of the cable. A tolerance level for pollution is introduced as well as a definition of what is regarded as pollution.
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"