A Nordic Ecolabelled toy must document that it fulfils the authorities’ requirements for toys (such as the CE-directive). This must be documented with test reports.
In addition, a Nordic Ecolabelled toy fulfils the Nordic Ecolabel´s strict health and environmental requirements to ingoing materials, surface treatment and the production of both raw materials and end product. The criteria give requirements to certified wooden raw materials, environmental- and harmful substances and satisfactory durability.
Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice
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 the licence's annual turnover in the Nordic countries excl. VAT Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries 100 000 EUR excl. VAT 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.
Compilation of hearing statementsNorwegian / 2.5
Information on the latest version of the criteria for toys
2.4 ⇛ 2.5: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 2.5, is valid until March 31st, 2022.
2.3 ⇛ 2.4: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. At the same time requirement R70 Recycling system was removed. The new version, 2.4, is valid until March 31st 2021.
2.2 ⇛ 2.3: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 2.3, is valid until March 31st 2019.
2.1 ⇛ 2.2: Prolongation of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 2.2, is valid until March 31st 2018.
2.0 ⇛ 2.1: Adjustment of the criteria
Adjustments of percentage rages in requirements R38, R39 and R40 in chapter 3.5 have been made. Also, requirement R71, regarding marketing, has been removed. The new version, 2.1, is valid until March 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!
For more information: "Application step by step"