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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Fees valid from 1 January 2019
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 pulp will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0,3 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.
0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 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 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).
**) Concerns 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 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!