Dishwasher detergents and rinsing agents 017
With Nordic Swan Ecolabelled machine dishwashing agents, emissions of substances that are harmful to the environment and health are reduced. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel requires efficient and lasting products and encourages substances easily decomposed in nature, and reduces environmental impact from packaging.
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Fees valid from 1 January 2021
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional recipes, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged. Renewal fee *) 14 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional recipes, 3 750 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT from EUR 0–30 million
0.05% of turnover + VAT > EUR 30 million
Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries No maximum fee 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 recipes, which are not already included in the licence, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT will be charged per recipe.
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.
Information on the latest version of the criteria for dishwasher detergents and rinsing products
6.8 ⇛ 6.9: Adjustment of criteria and prolongation of the validity of the criteria
In requirement O3, a transition period has been introduced for titanium dioxide. Furthermore, the validity period of the criteria has been extended by 4 months. The new version, 6.9, is valid until December 31, 2022.
6.7 ⇛ 6.8: Adjustment of criteria
Requirement O3 has been clarified with regard to Titanium dioxide, which will be banned when 14. ATP for CLP enters into force. The new version, 6.8, is valid until August 31, 2022.
6.6 ⇛ 6.7: Adjustment of criteria
Requirement O3 CRM has been granted a time-limited exemption for H361 in self-dissolving foil. The new version, 6.7, is valid until 31 August 2022.
6.5 ⇛ 6.6: Prolongation of validity of criteria
The criteria has been prolonged with 9 months. The new version 6.6 is valid until 31 August 2022.
6.4 ⇛ 6.5: Prolongation of validity of criteria
The criteria has been prolonged with 20 months. The new version 6.5 is valid until 30 November 2021.
6.3 ⇛ 6.4: Prolongation of validity of criteria
The criteria has been prolonged. The new version 6.5 is valid until 31 March 2020.
6.2 ⇛ 6.3: Alteration of criteria
Requirements O4 Sensitising substances and O22 Performance test with connected appendix have been adjusted / updated. The new version 6.3 is valid until March 31st 2018.
6.1 ⇛ 6.2: Alteration of criteria
- Requirement O22, regarding Dishwasher detergent performance, has been adjusted.
- Requirement O28, on marketing, has been removed.
The new version, 6.2, is valid until March 31st 2018.
6.0 ⇛ 6.1: Alteration of criteria
- O6: An exemption for the enzyme protease has been made in requirement O6. The new version, 6.1, is valid until March 31st 2018.
5.2 ⇛ 5.3: Prolongation of validity of criteria
On April 16th 2013 it was decided to extend the validity of the criteria with 12 months. The name of the new version is 5.3 and is valid until June 30th 2015.
5.1 ⇛ 5.2: Alteration of criterium O7
O7 Environmentally hazardous substances: Change due to the 2nd Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation: "Surfactants classified with H412 are exempted from the requirement, provided that they are readily degradable* and anaerobically degradable**". Read more here.
5.0 ⇛ 5.1: Extension and alteration of criteria
- On 15 November 2011, the Secretariat Manager's Meeting decided to prolong the validity of the criteria until 30 June 2014. The new version is called 5.1.
- M6 Marketing/Design of the Nordic Ecolabel/Appendices: reference to the updated regulations "Regulations for the Nordic Ecolabelling of products" of 22 June 2011 or later version".
- Appendix 7: updated contact details to wfk Testgewebe GmbH regarding the IEC Reference Detergent.
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 email@example.com 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!