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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:

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2021

    Application fee

    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 recipe will be charged.

    Annual licence fee

    Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT
    from 0 – 30 million EUR 
    0.05% of turnover + VAT
    > 30 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 €2 000 000 (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations 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 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, please contact portal@svanen.se 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!

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