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Construction and facade panels and mouldings 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

  • 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 products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,15 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 20 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year.
    Maximum fee in the Nordic countries 100 000 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.

     

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

    6.7 ⇛ 6.8: Adjustment of criteria

    It has been decided to include untreated solid wood and mouldings in similar materials that are included in the product group for indoor use. The new version 6.8 is valid until June 30, 2023.

    6.6 ⇛ 6.7: Adjustment of criteria

    Requirement O10 on prohibited wood species has been adjusted as have requirements O24 and O25 with regard to the exemption for UV-hardener acrylates. Furthermore, requirement O24 has been adjusted with regard to the exemption for phenol. The new version 6.7 is valid until June 30, 2023.

    6.5 ⇛ 6.6: 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 ⇛ 6.5: 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.

  • 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, please contact portal@svanen.se to receive login information for the Portal.

    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!

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