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Textile services, i.e. laundry and rent of textiles, concern many areas in both public and private business. Washing and delivery of work clothes, hospital textiles, textiles for hotels and restaurants, cloth hand towel rolls, mats and mops are a few examples.

Textile rental is an environmentally friendly alternative to owning textiles or using disposable items, and fits well in the circular business models that we need to regain.

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  • Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection 30 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual licence fee 0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 66 666 667 SEK.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 66 666 667 SEK.
    Minimum fee 20 000 SEK annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee 350 000 SEK excl. VAT

    Fee for extensions/alterations of licence:

    Extension/alteration of existing licence Fees for 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

    Fees valid from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection 28 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee 14 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual licence fee 0,15 % + VAT of the turnover in the Nordic countries up to 66 666 667 SEK.

    0,05% + VAT of the part of the turnover in the Nordic countries that exceeds 66 666 667 SEK.
    Minimum fee 17 000 SEK annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee 350 000 SEK excl. VAT

    Fee for extensions/alterations of licence:

    Extension/alteration of existing licence Fees for alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
    - Less than 4 hours: 3 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 000 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 14 000 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

    *) 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 textile services

    4.0: New criteria generation

    The criteria have been revised and a new generation has been decided. The new version 4.0 is valid even though June 30, 2023.

    3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Extension of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 15 months. The new version 3.6 is valid even though March 31, 2020.

    3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Adjustment of requirements

    Peracetic acid is excluded from the calculation in claim O12. The new version 3.5 is valid even though December 31, 2018.

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Extension of requirements

    The validity of the criteria has been extended by 24 months. The new version 3.4 is valid even though December 31, 2018.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Adjustment of requirements

    Requirements P10, points for ecolabelled textiles and O20 Requirements for textiles have been adjusted so that textiles marked with Good Environmental Choice and GOTS are also considered to be ecolabelled textiles. At the same time, the requirement O36 that concerns marketing was removed. The new version 3.3 is valid until December 31, 2016.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment of requirements

    O12: Requirements O12, Wash chemicals content of environmentally hazardous non-readily degradable substances has been adjusted so that the enzyme protease / subtilisin classified H411 is excluded from the requirement. The new version, 3.2, is valid until December 31, 2016.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Adjustment of requirements

    O12: Sodium hypochlorite, CAS no. 7681-52-9 and sodium dichloroisocyanurate, dihydrate, CAS No. 51580-86-0, which are classified as H410 are exempt from requirement O12, content of hazardous non-readily degradable substances in detergents.

  • 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 facility can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for textile services.

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your facility 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!

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