Hand Dishwashing Detergents 025
A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled hand dishwashing detergent takes account of the environment and the user’s health, while at the same time being at least as effective as other hand dishwashing detergents. The choice of chemicals and the packaging are environmentally aware, and the use stage and raw material extraction are also taken into account in the requirements.
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled hand dishwashing detergents:
* Meet strict requirements concerning environmentally hazardous chemicals, including requirements on ecotoxicity and biodegradability.
* Meet strict requirements concerning chemicals that are harmful to health, including a ban on the preservative MI and other sensitising substances.
* Are used sparingly to conserve the planet’s resources.
* Have packaging requirements that contribute to a circular economy, for example by addressing packaging design and material choices.
For calculations or for information on chemicals, please click on DID-list:
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 additional recipes, 7 500 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of four recipes is included in the fee. For inspection of additional recipes, 3 750 SEK excl. VAT per recipe will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT
from 0 – 30 million EUR
0.05% of turnover + VAT
> 30 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 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 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 hand dishwashing detergents
6.2 ⇛ 6.3: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 12 months. Appendix 3 has also been adjusted. The new version, 6.3, is valid until 31 October 2023.
6.1 ⇛ 6.2: Adjustment of requirements
Packaging requirements O14 and O15 have been adjusted to harmonize with the corresponding requirements in oo6 Laundry detergents and stain removers. The new version is called 6.2.
6.0 ⇛ 6.1: Adjustment of requirements
In claim O14, an exception for metal in pumps for liquid soap has been added. The new version is called 6.1.
6.0 New generation criteria
The Nordic Ecolabelling Board has validated a new generation of criteria for Hand dishwasing detergents the13 of March 2018. This version, 6.0, is valid until 2022-10-31.
5.5 ⇛ 5.6: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 3 months. The new version, 5.6, is valid until 31 December 2019.
5.4 ⇛ 5.5: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged. The new version, 5.5, is valid until September 30th 2019.
5.3 ⇛ 5.4: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged. The new version, 5.4, is valid until March 31st 2019.
5.2 ⇛ 5.3: Alteration of criteria
A change in requirement R2, limitied by time (until January 31st 2016), has been adopted. The new version, 5.3, is valid until December 31st, 2017.
5.1 ⇛ 5.2: Extension of validity and alteration
- The criteria for Nordic Ecolabelled hand dishwashing detergents have been prolonged with 21 months.
- A modification in R13 has been adopted.
- The requirement regarding marketing has been removed.
The new version, 5.2, is valid until December 31st 2017.
5.0 ⇛ 5.1: Alteration of criterium R11
R11 Long-term environmental effects: Change due to the 2nd Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation: "Surfactants classified with H411 or H412 are exempted from the requirement, provided that they are readily degradable* and anaerobically degradable**."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!