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Transport wash installations 074

Nordic Ecolabelling of transport wash installations focus on the impact a transport wash has on the environment. Large amount of water and chemicals are used in the washing process.

The aim of these criteria is to stimulate the development of resource-efficient and effective transport wash installations without hazardous discharges to air, soil or water. For that reason the requirements in the criteria concerns the following areas:

The physical conditions of the installation:

  • Dimensions of wash installation and water treatment unit designed according to need
  • Reduce emissions and water consumption
  • Requirements regarding chemicals
  • Emission controls and waste management
  • Environmental management, including procedures for operation and maintenance
  • The criteria document for transport wash installations is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Bus & truck wash
    • Car wash
    • Train wash

    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 service is based on its turnover The fee is 0,15 % of the service's turnover.
    Minimum fee 2 000 EUR per year.
    Maximum fee 35 000 EUR per year.

    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 is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspections are 500 EUR per visit.

    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.



  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for transport wash installations

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Förlängning av kriteriernas giltighetstid

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 18 months. The new version, 3.4, is valid to 31 December 2023.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Förlängning av kriteriernas giltighetstid

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 6 months. The new version, 3.3, is valid to 30 June 2022.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Utvidgning och förlängning av kriteriernas giltighetstid

    The criteria have been extended with wash installations for trains and other rail transport, thereby changing the name of the product group to Transport wash installations. Furthermore, the validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 12 months. The new version, 3.2, is valid to 31 October 2021.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    On 14 December 2017 it was decided to prolong the validity of the criteria until 31 December 2020. The name of the new version is 3.1.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    Version 3 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for vehicle wash installations has been published. The criteria are valid until 31 October 2018.

  • 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.

    If the supplier of your facility has a so-called basic licence for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, your application process becomes even easier because certain requirements are already reported. Please contact your supplier or your adviser to find out if this is the case.

    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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