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Laundry detergents for professional use 093

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled laundry detergents for professional use have properties that meet the following requirements:
– limit the content of substances that are harmful to the environment and health
– prohibit substances that are not readily degraded in the environment or that are bioaccumulative or toxic
– prohibit fragrances and restrict the content of preservatives
– ensure similar effective laundering to that of comparable products with the same function
– ensure effective laundering at low wash temperature where possible, without compromising the chemistry or wash time of the product
– have an optimal dosage that is checked through regular customer visits by the supplier of chemicals to the laundries

For calculations and for more information regarding chemicals, please use:

  • Valid from 1 January 2021 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    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 laundry detergents for professional use

    3.8 ⇛ 3.9: Alteration of criteria

    An alteration has been made to requirements O4 regarding a transition period for titanium dioxide. The new version, 3.9, is valid until 31 December 2023.

    3.7 ⇛ 3.8: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 18 months. The new version, 3.8, is valid until 31 December 2023.

    3.6 ⇛ 3.7: Alteration of criteria

    An alteration has been made to requirements O21 regarding customer visits. The new version 3.7, is valid until June 30th, 2022.

    3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 3.6, is valid until 30 June 2022.

    3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 18 months. The new version, 3.5, is valid until 31 December 2021.

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Alteration of criteria

    An alteration has been made to requirements O3, O12 and O18 regarding peracetic acid.The new version 3.4, is valid until June 30th, 2020.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Prolongation of criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria for Nordic Ecolabelled laundry detergents for professional use has been extended. The new version, 3.3, is valid until June 30th, 2020.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Alteration of criteria

    • O7: An addition for microfibre textiles in the user test in Appendix 5 was introduced.

    The new version 3.2, is valid until March 31st, 2019.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Alteration of criteria

    • O18, environmentally hazardous substances: Enzyme subtilisin classifíed H411 is exempted from the requirement.
    • O30, marketing: Requirement O30 was removed.
    • O7: Quartenary ammonium compounds which are readily degradable can be present in laundry detergents for professional use.

    The new version, 3.1, is valid until March 31st 2019.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    New criteria were adopted on March 19th 2014. The new version, 3.0, is valid until March 31st, 2019.

  • 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.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    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!

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