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Solid fuels and firelighting products 087

The product group covers a wide range of product types such as barbeque charcoal, briquettes, firelighters, firewood, pellets and wood chips.

  • The criteria document for solid fuels and firelighting products is an overall document for the commodity groups:
     

    • Wood pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Barbeque charcoal, barbeque briquettes and fireligthing products
       

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below.
     

    Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries

    Wood pellets and wood chips:
    The fee is 0,15 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 20 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 20 million EUR.

    Wood briquettes and firewood:
    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.

    Charcoal/briquettes and firelighting products:
    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

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on 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 solid fuels and firelightning products

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Alteration of the criteria

    Requirement O27 Take-back system has been removed. The new version is called 3.3 and is valid until March 31, 2024.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 monthsr. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 31 Mars 2024.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Alteration of the criteria

    On 18 October 2017, the adjusted requirement to radiation intensity in requirement 017 was remowed from the criteria. Furthermore, the document was updated with a number of former interpretation requirements. The new version is called 3.1 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    The new generation criteria was published on March 6th 2017 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

  • 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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