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Grease-proof Paper 049

A Nordic Ecolabelled grease-proof paper is amongst the least environmental hazardous within its group and a Nordic Ecolabel on a grease-proof paper shows that the product fulfils strict environmental requirements.

Requirements imposed are based on a life cycle assessment of the product and concern production, use and waste. In the case of grease-proof paper this is achieved by using certified raw materials, by limiting the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, by producing low emissions to air and water and by reducing the energy consumption.

To be awarded a Nordic Ecolabel licence, the requirements in the Basic Module, the Chemical Module and the requirements of the Supplementary Module must be fulfilled.

The criteria’s environmental requirements can be used by each manufacturer as a guide on how they can contribute to a development towards a sustainable society.

The granting of an ecolabel to a product confirms that resources have been used efficiently and that environmentally friendly production methods have been applied. Nordic Ecolabelling has evaluated the raw materials used in the product and only raw materials of the highest quality in environmental terms may be used in Nordic Ecolabelled paper products.

The Grease-proof paper criteria consist of three documents; the criteria document below as well as the "Basic Module" and the "Chemical module". Please download these here:

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2018

    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**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 – 50 million EUR
    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 50 million EUR
    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 The fee is based on how long it takes to handle 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.

    For more information regarding fees for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled grease proof paper:

    Please visit our Nordic website

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for grease-proof paper

    4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 4.3, is valid until December 31st, 2023.

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 24 months. At the same time a small correction has been made to requirement O8. The new version, 4.2, is valid until December 31st, 2022.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged. The new version, 4.1, is valid until December 31st, 2020.

    4.0: New criteria generation:

    Version 4 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for grease proof paper has been published. The criteria are valid until December 31st 2018.

  • 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 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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