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Construction and facade panels 010

The overall environmental advances to communicate for the total product group “ecolabelling of construction and facade panels” is described here:
– Meets strict environmental requirements
– Limited energy consumption during the whole production process
– High proportion of recycled or renewable materials
– No or reduced emission of formaldehyde and organic solvents
– Ensure that quality and properties are documented

For ecolabelled wood construction and facade panels, the following also applies:
– Wood from sustainable forests

For ecolabelled plasterboards, the following applies:
– 100 % recycled or industrial gypsum

For ecolabelled construction panels for indoor use, the following also applies:
– Chemical requirements which guarantee a healthy indoor climate

  • Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice

    Application fee:

    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**) 0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 000 000 EUR.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 000 000 EUR.
    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR 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 Fees for 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.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for construction and facade panels

    6.4 ⇛ 6.4: Prolongation of validity of criteria

    The validity of the criteria have been prolonged with 15 months. The new version is called 6.6 is valid until 30 June 2023.

    6.4 ⇛ 6.4: Prolongation of validity of criteria

    The validity of the criteria have been prolonged with 24 months. At the same time requirement O42 Return system was removed. The new version is called 6.5 is valid until 31 March 2022.

    6.3 ⇛ 6.4: Adjustment of criteria

    An adjustment in O33 regarding TVOC and formaldehyde was made. The new version is called 6.4 is valid until March 31st 2020.

    6.2 ⇛ 6.3: Adjustment of criteria

    An alternative version to requirements O6 and O7 included in Appendix 10 was introduced. The new version is called 6.3 and is valid until March 31st 2020.

    6.1 ⇛ 6.2: Adjustment of criteria

    An adjustment in requirement O34 has been introduced. The new version 6.2 is valid until March 31st 2020.

    6.0 ⇛ 6.1: Adjustment of criteria

    An exemption for bronopol up to 0.05 per cent by weight in requirement O21 has been introduced. The new version 6.1 is valid until March 31st 2020.

    6.0: New criteria generation

    Version 6 of the criteria has been published. The criteria are valid until March 31st 2020.

  • 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"

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