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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 1 January 2019

    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 million EUR.
    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 20 million 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 million EUR (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

    6.6 ⇛ 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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