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:
Valid from 1 January 2021 Amount excluding VAT
Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR. Inspection of four recipes is included in the application fee. For inspection of additional recipes, 750 EUR per recipe will be charged. Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR. Inspection of four recipes is included in the fee. For inspection of additional recipes, 375 EUR per recipe 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 30 million EUR.
The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 30 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 recipes, which are not already included in the licence, 750 EUR will be charged per recipe. 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 hand dishwashing detergents
6.3 ⇛ 6.4: Extension of the productgroup and prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The product group has been extended with handdishwashing tablets. The validity of the criteria has also been prolonged with 14 months. Appendix 2 and 4 have also been adjusted. The new version, 6.4, is valid until 31 December 2024.
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, 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.
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!