The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for furniture, mattresses, kitchens, and other fitments

The product group includes seating furniture such as chair and sofa, sleeping furniture such as bed and mattress, storage furniture including wardrobe with coat rack and hat shelf, table/desk, kitchen and bathroom fittings , as well as board/partitions and blackboard/whiteboard.

5 minutes about the Nordic Ecolabel’s requirements for furniture and the experiences of our customers

Extensive requirements are set for the constituent materials, chemicals used in production, emissions of substances harmful to health and requirements related to the use phase and circular aspects such as quality, warranty and material recycling.

The requirements include:

  • Use of sustainable renewable raw materials, e.g. requirements for traceability and a minimum of 70% certified wood raw material.
  • Environmental and health properties of chemicals used in production, added to the materials or used in surface treatment. Among other things, there are strict requirements to substances that are carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction and can damage genetic material, and bans on halogenated flame retardants, fluorinated substances and antibacterial additives including nanoparticles.
  • Limits for content of and low emissions of formaldehyde and VOC in relevant chemicals and materials such as adhesives, padding materials, textiles, wood-based panels and laminate.
  • Limits for energy consumption in the production of wood-based panels and laminate, as well as stand-by energy consumption for height adjustable furniture such as desks and beds.
  • Test of quality and function
  • Warranty, availability of spare parts and circular design.

For sub suppliers

The Supply Chain Declaration Portal is where suppliers can help their customers to obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel by declaring the properties of their items, for example chemicals, raw materials, and other products.

Want to know more about environmental certification with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel?

Contact us and we will help you:

Please state which product you are considering eco-labeling with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Bjørn Olav Aarø Strandli



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.