The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for exterior panels and cladding

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled exterior panels and cladding have a reduced environmental and climate impact throughout their lifecycle. They fulfil strict requirements for recycled materials, chemicals and quality and promote circular economy.

The product group includes panels in which the main function is one or more of the following: outdoor cladding of buildings, outdoor construction panels, facade panels and panels for production of outdoor furniture, etc. Examples of panel types: Wood-based panels, panels based on renewable raw materials other than wood, HPL (High Pressure Laminate), compact laminate, CLT (cross laminated timber), cement-based panels and mineral wool panels (where the main function is not thermal insulation)

The requirements include:

  • Use of a high proportion of renewable and/or recycled materials in the product.
  • Use of renewable raw materials that are traceable and from controlled sources – and at least 70% timber is sourced from certified forestry.
  • Environmental and health properties of chemicals used in manufacturing of the product and in any surface treatment. Among others, the use of antibacterial substances and flame retardants are prohibited.
  • Energy consumption in the production of the product.
  • Compliance with harmonised standards in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (EU/305/2011) or voluntary CE marking according to ETA.

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What does it cost?

When you apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, you must pay a fee. Additionally, when you have a certification, you must pay an annual licence fee based on the turnover of the certified product or service.

Please visit our Nordic website to see the specific fees. You will find them at the bottom of the page for the relevant product group under the fees» tab. You can find all product groups here.