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Nordic Ecolabelling of vehicle wash installations focus on the impact a vehicle 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 vehicle 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 January 1st, 2019 until further notice

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection  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

    Fees valid from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018

    Application fee:

    Application fee including one on-site inspection  28 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee  14 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee:

    Annual licence fee 0,15 % of the licence's turnover excl. VAT
    Minimum fee 17 000 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: 3 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 000 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 14 000 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 14 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe 24 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit

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

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    On 14 December 2017 it was decided to extend 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.

  • 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 facility can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for vehicle wash installations.

    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.
    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your facility 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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