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010 Construction and facade panels and mouldings

Consultation concerning revised criteria for Nordic Ecolabelling for Construction and facade panels and mouldings

Nordic Ecolabelling gives you the opportunity to comment on the proposal for criteria for Nordic Swan Ecolabelling for Construction and facade panels and mouldings. Your comments are important and will be considered by the national Ecolabelling boards and the Nordic Ecolabelling Board.

Please note! The revision only includes requirements for renewable materials and products based on renewable materials

We look forward to your comments, which should be sent to the Nordic Ecolabelling no later than December 9th, 2022 to be taken into consideration.

Please find the proposed criteria for download further down on this page.

What has been changed? 

  • The criteria now include both Cross- and Glued Laminated Timber.
  • New mandatory requirement for share recirculated materials in particle- and MDF boards.
  • The requirement for energy use has been re-structured and stringed for most types of panels/products.
  • The chemical requirements have been stringed in several ways e.g., a ban on using chemicals that are classified as environmentally harmful and the requirement for constituent substances now also includes CMR category 2 substances.
  • The requirement for the emission of formaldehyde has been tightened.
  • A new requirement for innovation has been introduced which promotes various measures to reduce the total environmental impact from production of panels, either related to the product itself or to conditions in production. At least one of the listed measures must be fulfilled. 

We wish to highlight the following point in the consultation draft:

Nordic Ecolabelling would like to have comments on the complete criteria set, but would like to highlight the following point:

  • The requirement for energy use has been restructured with new individual requirements limits for the different types of panels, boards, mouldings and Cross- and Glued Laminated Timber. The idea of introducing a CO2-requirement has been briefly discussed – however, the biggest environmental benefit lies in the reduction of real energy consumption. We appreciate to have your comments on the requirement.

Documents for download
Criteria proposal (English)
Background to the proposal (English)

Who can provide input?

All people, companies and institutions who are interested in taking part in the development work of Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for Construction and facade panels and mouldings can provide us with their opinions and comments. We would appreciate if you kindly distribute information about this review to whom it may concern.

How can comments be sent in?

We prefer to receive your answers via the form below or mail to remiss@svanen.se

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist Martin Gajdos, e-mail: martin.gajdos@svanen.se or phone: +46 8-55 55 24 31

What happens next?

When the consultation period is complete, the answers will be compiled and evaluated. For this reason, a new revised proposal for criteria will be submitted to the Swedish Ecolabelling Board and the other national committees. On this basis, the Nordic Ecolabelling Board will then decide on new criteria.

Part of the decision document is the summary of all consultation responses together with answers from Nordic Ecolabelling. The summary will be public and available on the Ecolabelling Sweden’s web page in connection with the publication of the new criteria.

We look forward to receiving your comments no later than December 9, 2022.

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