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Durable/resistant wood for outdoor use 086

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled durable wood is an alternative to conventionally impregnated wood and is recognized by:

  • no heavy metals or biocides are added
  • problem-free as waste
  • produced from wood from sustainable forestry
  • has sufficient biological durability
  • Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR. Inspection of two wood types / treatment methods is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional treatment methods/wood types, 1 500 EUR per types / methods will be charged.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR. Inspection of two wood types / treatment methods is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional treatment methods/wood types, 750 EUR per types / methods will be charged.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 50 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 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

    Should the extension regard inspection of wood types / treatment methods, which are not already included in the licence, 1 500 EUR will be charged per wood type / treatment method. Other types of alterations will be charged a fixed fee according to 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 durable/resistant wood for outdoor use

    2.4 ⇛ 2.5: Adjusted criteria

    Requirement O11B has been adapted to the new forestry requirements adopted by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board on 2 June 2020. The new version is called 2.4.

    2.3 ⇛2.4: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria  has been extented w3ith 24 months. The new version, 2.4, is valid until 31 December 2023.

    2.2 ⇛2.3: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria  has been extented with 24 months. The new version, 2.3, is valid until 31 December 2021.

    2.1 ⇛ 2.2: Adjusted criteria

    Two adjustments have been introduced:

    • Data on energy use (MJ/m3 dried wood) shall, as far as possible, be given by suppliers / sawmill. The adjustment also implies that moisture content in raw material and final product shall be given.
    • References to the classification of health and environmental hazards in accordance with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC) has been removed, due to the replacement by the CLP Regulation.

    The new version is called 2.2.

    2.0 ⇛ 2.1: Adjusted criteria

    Two adjustments have been introduced:

    • Wood with natural durability is a part of the product group and requirement O14 is clarified with how wood with natural durability shall verify the requirements on durability.
    • Due to new classifications for two chemicals used in the process to chemically modify wood, the requirement O4 are completed with more exemptions (the classification Acute toxicity and Specific target organ toxicity for furfuryl alcohol and the classification Specific target organ toxicity for maleic acid anhydride).

    At the same time, the new requirements on forestry were introduced as an alternative way to fulfill the wood requirements. The new forestry requirements implicate that the licence holder must be Chain of Custody-certified.

    The new version, 2.1, is valid until December 31st 2019.

    1.5 ⇛ 2.0: Revised criteria

    Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for durable/resistant wood have been revised. The new version, 2.0, is valid until December 31st 2019.

  • 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, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    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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