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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
  • Fees valid from 1 January 2019

    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.


    Application fee

    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 licence fee 0,15 % of the licence's turnover excl. VAT
    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

    *) 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 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, please contact to receive login information for the Portal.

    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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