Primary batteries 001
The product group comprises of portable primary batteries in accordance with the definition given in the European Union’s Battery Directive, 2006/66/EC.
Nordic Swan Ecolabel focuses on battery operation time and shelf life – to ensure a long lifetime for the battery and thus reducing resource consumption.
Nordic Swan Ecolabelled primary batteries:
• Have a low content of heavy metals.
• Does not contain PVC.
• Meet a CSR policy to ensure responsible use and sourcing of limited raw materials and “conflict-free” minerals.
• Meet stringent requirements for both battery operation time, shelf life, safety and quality.
Fees valid from 1 January 2021
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT from EUR 0–30 million
0.05% of turnover + VAT > EUR 30 million
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 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***) 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.
Background documentEnglish / 5.1
Compilation of hearing statementsEnglish / 5.1
Information on the latest version of the criteria for primary batteries
5.0 ⇛ 5.1: Adjustment of requirement
Requirement O9 has been adjusted for minimum permitted operating time. The new version, 5.1, is valid until 31 December 2023.
4.8 ⇛ 5.0: New generation of criteria
A new generation for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Primary Batteries has been adopted. The new version, 5.0, is valid until 31 December 2023.
4.8 ⇛ 4.9: Prolongation of the criteria's validity
The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 4.9, is valid until 31 December 2020.
We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!
The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.
We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.
During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.
The application consists of these parts:
- Completed application form
- Documentation Overview
- Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document
Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.
We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!
For more information: "Application step by step"