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The Nordic Swan Ecolabel on a paper product confirms that resources have been used efficiently and that environmentally suitable production methods have been employed. The raw materials used in the product have been evaluated by Nordic Ecolabelling and only raw materials of the highest quality in environmental terms may be used in Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products.

The tissue paper criteria consist of three documents; the criteria document below as well as the "Basic module" and the "Chemical module". Please download these here:

  • For more information regarding fees for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled tissue paper:

    Please visit our Nordic website

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for tissue paper

    5.6 ⇛ 5.7: Prolongation of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria was extended with 6 months. The new version, 5.7, is valid until June 30th, 2021.

    5.5 ⇛ 5.6: Prolongation of the criteria

    • The requirement on take-back system, R24, was removed.
    • The validity of the criteria was extended with 18 months.

    The new version, 5.6, is valid until June 30th, 2021.

    5.4 ⇛ 5.5: Alteration of the criteria

    Adjustments have been made in O4 Energy and O5 Emissions of CO2 for producers of tissue paper that do not have their own energy production based on renewable raw materials and are not associated with a thermal power plant. The new version, 5.5, is valid until December 31st 2019,

    5.3 ⇛ 5.4: Prolongation of the criteria

    • Minor editorial changes have been made in requirements R3, R8, R24, Table 3 and in "Annual update".
    • The requirement on marketing, R26, was removed.
    • The validity of the criteria was extended.

    The new version, 5.4, is valid until December 31st, 2019.

    5.2 ⇛ 5.3: Adjustment of the criteria

    An adjustment of the product group's definition and also a change in R9 has been made. The new version, 5.3, is valid until December 31st 2016.

    5.1 ⇛ 5.2: Extension of the validity of the criteria

    It has been decided to extend the validity of the criteria with 24 months. The new version, 5.2, is valid until December 31st 2016.

    5.0 ⇛ 5.1: Extension of the validity of the criteria

    On May 15th 2013 it was decided to extend the validity of the criteria with 24 months. The name of the new version is 5.1 and is valid until December 31st 2016.

  • 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!

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