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Hotels, Restaurants and Conference Facilities 055

A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled hotel, restaurant or conference facility has adopted a lifecycle approach to its work on the environment and met the stringent requirements of Nordic Ecolabelling. The hotel, restaurant or conference facility works, with the help of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, towards a sustainable society.

Staff work in many areas to reduce environmental impact. To be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel the business must meet a number of limit values. Energy consumption, which is one of the limit values, is one of the most significant areas of environmental impact for these businesses.

The business works actively to reduce amounts of waste and water consumption. A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled business also takes steps to optimise the use of chemical products. A high proportion of the products used is ecolabelled. Nordic Swan Ecolabelled restaurants meet stringent requirements on the ingredients purchased and used. Nordic Swan Ecolabelled restaurants also use a high proportion of organic foodstuffs. A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled business always has clear procedures for the central functions of the business. This means that there are procedures and rules in place on which products must and must not be purchased, for example, and that the staff is committed to working to improve the environment.

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2022

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 2 200 EUR
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 100 EUR

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the ecolabelled facility is based on its turnover.

    The fee is 0,1 % of the facility's turnover up to 1,8 million EUR. 
    The fee is 0,03 % of the facility's turnover for the amount exceeding 1,8 million EUR.
    The minimum fee is 1 000 EUR per year. The maximum fee is 4 000 EUR per year.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on 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 is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspections are 500 EUR per visit.


    Fees for chains valid from 1 January 2022

    The fees below apply to chains wherein five or more facilities, all sharing identical brand and similar concepts, are licenced with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel on a national level. This requires that the facilities apply for the licences together in a coordinated way, and they must also keep the coordination during the validity period of the licences.

    Application fee

    The fees below are invoiced when applying for a new licence.

    Fee for the first facility in a chain 2 200 EUR
    Fee for each additional facility part of the chain  1 500 EUR


    The fees below are invoiced when applying for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened.

    Fee for the first facility in a chain 1 100 EUR
    Fee for each additional facility part of the chain  750 EUR

    Annual licence fee

    For chains, the annual fee is calculated as a fixed rate of 1 600 EUR per facility.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on 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 is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspections are 500 EUR per visit.


    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 Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    All fees are stated excluding VAT.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.

    When a facility applies for a new licence for the first time, no annual licence fee is invoiced the year of approval. When applying for a renewed licence, both the renewal fee and the annual licence fee will be invoiced.


    Fees valid from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021

    Application fee

    Application fee including one on-site inspection 30 000 SEK exkl. VAT
    Renewal fee  15 000 SEK exkl. VAT

    Annual licence fee

    Annual licence fee Facilities with an annual turnover, less than 15 million SEK:
    0,15 % of the annual turnover excl. VAT.
    Facilities with an annual turnover which exceeds 15 million SEK:
    0,15 % of the turnover up to 15 million SEK and 0,03 % of the part of the turnover which exceeds 15 million SEK.
    Minimum fee 20 000 SEK annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee 60 000 SEK excl. VAT

    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 10 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe

    25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit

     

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for hotels, restaurants and conferences

    4.6 ⇛ 4.7: Prolongation of the criteria

    The criteria have been prolonged with 12 months and are valid until 31 December 2022. The new version is 4.7.

    4.5 ⇛ 4.6: Prolongation of the criteria

    The criteria have been prolonged with 12 months and are valid until 31 December 2021. The new version is 4.6.

    4.4 ⇛ 4.5: New alternative requirements for restaurants and Prolongation of criteria

    A new chapter (Ch. 5 Alternative requirements for restaurants) with requirements for restaurants that do not operate with a hotel business or conference centre has been added to the criteria.

    The most important differences in relation to the requirements for restaurants that operate with a hotel business or conference centre are:

    • No obligatory limit values on energy and water.
    • The requirements for organic food and beverages have become stricter.
    • New requirements on food waste.

    The new version, 4.5, is valid until December 31, 2020.

    4.3 ⇛ 4.4: Alteration of criteria

    Changes have been made in requirements O38 Minimum proportion of organic foodstuffs and beverages and P28 Organic food and beverages.

    The new version, 4.4, is valid until December 31st 2018.

    4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Clarification of criteria

    • O17: A clarification of the documentation requirement has been introduced.

    The new version, 4.3, is valid until December 31st 2018.

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Adjustment of criteria

    Adjustments have been made in the following requirements:

    • O5: Limit values for water consumption
    • O6: Limit values for waste
    • O11: Ecolabelled cleaning products
    • P23: Ecolabel durable goods
    • P24: Ecolabelled services
    • O25/O38: Minimum proportion of organic foodstuffs and beverages
    • P28: Organic foods and beverages

    Furthermore, requirement O34, marketing, has been removed from all criteria documents.

    The new version, 4.2, is valid until December 31st 2018.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Adjustment of criteria

    Adjustments have been made in the following requirements:

    • O4 Limit values for energy
    • O38 Minimum proportion of organic foodstuffs and beverages
    • O39 Vegetarian dishes
    • P30 Vegetarian restaurant
    • O34 Marketing: A new requirement has been introduced.
    • O2 Conference facilities: External suppliers of restaurant services
    • O15 Purchasing procedures – chemical products
    • P14 Dosage of dishwasher drying agents
    • O19 When purchasing Newly purchased low energy lamps, fluorescent tubes and LEDs
    • O25/O38 Minimum proportion of organic foodstuffs and beverages
    • P28 Organic food and beverages
    • P29 Proportion of fish and shellfish labelled as sustainable

    The new version, containing all changes above is 4.1. It is valid until December 31st 2018.

    4.0: New criteria version

    A new version of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for hotels, restaurants and conference facilities have been published. The most important changes in this version are:

    • The criteria for hotels and restaurants have been merged into one document.
    • The criteria now also include conferences (without accomodation)
    • It is now possible to apply for a licence in the Baltic States.
    • An energy tool has been developed to calculate business-specific limit values relating to the type of business, plus its heating method, area, number of guests, climate zone, etc.
    • There is a new electronic application guide, My Swan Account that also are further developed with a product data base for chemicals.
    • New in this version is point requirement on CO2-emissions.
    • New obligatory requirement on the use of fossil oil in oil boilers at the premise.
    • The limit values for water and waste have been retained, but are calculated in a different way compared with previous criteria for hotels. For restaurants limit values on these parameters are new in this version and therefore a tightening.
    • The requirements on fish that may not be served have been tightened up.
    • The requirement on serving vegetarian dishes is now obligatory.
  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. The application is made in our application tool My Swan Account (MSA). You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Advice:

    1. To get an understanding of the application requirements, start by reading through the criteria document under the section “Criteria documents” above.
    2. Contact responsible Product Specialist and Advisor Susanne Hellman, who will answer your questions and give you information on the preparations needed prior to applying. Contact information is found below.
    3. For login details to MSA, please contact Susanne Hellman.

     

    When your company has decided to apply, please fill in the application form and send it to ansokan@svanen.se. You will then be assigned an Advisor to guide you through the application process during which the Advisor will make a visit to your company.

    Good luck with your application!

    For more information: "Application step by step"

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documantation in our application tool MSA

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