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Supplies for microfibre based cleaning 083

The product group includes washable cloths, mops, pads and other cleaning products containing microfibres that are designed for wet, damp and/or dry cleaning without the use of cleaning chemicals. Also cleaning tools to which the cleaning fabric are to be attached, such as mop handles and stands, are included if they are sold in the same packaging as the microfiber product. The product group includes both products for private and for professional use.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled supplies for microfibre based cleaning must have a reduced environmental impact throughout its life cycle. Therefore, there are requirements for textile fibres, for constituent materials of the cleaning tools, manufacturing of textile incl. the use of chemicals and circular aspects such as quality and recycled material.

The requirements include:

  • Tests for cleaning performance and durability (long service life).
  • Use of a high proportion of polyester fibres that are recycled or based on renewable resources complying with specific environmental requirements.
  • Environmental and health properties of chemicals used in manufacturing of the textile. Among others, the use of substances that are classified with respect to carcinogenicity, toxicity to reproduction, or genotoxicity, nanoparticles and antibacterial additives are forbidden.
  • Continuous improvements to ensure working conditions in line with national law and International Labour Organizations Conventions (ILO) at productions sites.

Concerning application

Please note that the criteria are only available in pfd format for the moment.

To provide all our licensees with a modern, easy, and user-friendly way to work and to communicate with Nordic Ecolabelling, we have created a new portal – The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

The Portal for Supplies for microfibre based cleaning will be available in the first quarter of 2023.

  • 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!

  • Valid from 1 January 2023 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 114 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 557 EUR.

    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 2 076 EUR per year.
    Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 076 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 389 EUR.
    4–8 hours 778 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 557 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 519 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe0 1 557 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 595 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 038 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.

     

    Valid from 1 January 2021 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 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

    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 supplies for microfibre based cleaning

    3.0: New criteria generation

    Version 3.0 of the criteria has been published. The criteria are valid until December 1, 2027.

    2.6 ⇛ 2.7: Prolongation of the criteria's validity:

    The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 4 months. The new version, 2.7, is valid until 30 June 2024

    2.5 ⇛ 2.6: Prolongation of the criteria's validity:

    The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 11 months. The new version, 2.6, is valid until 29 February 2024

    2.4 ⇛ 2.5: Prolongation of the criteria's validity and adjustment of requirement:

    The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 12 months. 
    At the same time requirement R15 has been adjusted regarding TiO2 and TMP. The new version, 2.5, is valid until March 31st 2023.

    2.3 ⇛ 2.4: Prolongation of the criteria's validity:

    The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. 
    At the same time requirement R50 has been removed.
    The new version, 2.4, is valid until March 31st 2022.

    2.2 ⇛ 2.3: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 2.3, is valid until March 31st 2020.

    2.1 ⇛ 2.2: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The criteria have been prolonged with 24 months. Some editiorial changes were made concerning national legislation and change of English product group name. Also, the requirement R51, regarding marketing was removed. The new version, 2.2, is valid until March 31st 2018.

    2.0 ⇛ 2.1: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The criteria for Nordic Ecolabelled supplies for microfibre based cleaning have been prolonged. The new version, 2.1, is valid until March 31st 2016.

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