Industrial cleaning and degreasing agents 065
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled industrial cleaning and degreasing agents are amongst the least environmentally harmful products in their category, since they meet a number of environmental requirements.
The main environmental problems associated with the use of industrial cleaning and degreasing agents are the release of environmentally harmful substances into the surrounding environment, generally via treatment plants, to water and into the atmosphere. Imposing requirements on the ingredients in the products allows the impact on the external environment to be limited.
The criteria impose general requirements on the product. These requirements relate to, for example health classification, the content of environmentally harmful substances and requirements relating to various substance groups and requirements relating to degradability. Moreover, requirements are imposed on the effectiveness of the product and on quality assurance.
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Valid from 1 January 2019 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 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 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 industrial cleaning and degreasing agents
3.1⇛3.2 Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The period of validity of the criteria has been extended by 18 months. In addition, the product group definition has been updated. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 2023-12-31.
3.0⇛3.1 Prolongation of the validity of the criteria
The period of validity of the criteria has been extended by 24 months. In addition, some instructions and requirements have been updated. The new version, 3.1, is valid until 2022-06-30.
3.0: New criteria generation
The new revised criteria were published on June 10th. They are valid until June 30th 2020.
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 email@example.com 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!