The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for industrial cleaning and degreasing agents

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled industrial cleaning and degreasing agents are amongst the least environmentally harmful products in their category, since they meet a number of environmental requirements.

The main environmental problems associated with the use of industrial cleaning and degreasing agents are the release of environmentally harmful substances into the surrounding environment, generally via treatment plants, to water and into the atmosphere. Imposing requirements on the ingredients in the products allows the impact on the external environment to be limited.

The criteria impose general requirements on the product. These requirements relate to, for example health classification, the content of environmentally harmful substances and requirements relating to various substance groups and requirements relating to degradability. Moreover, requirements are imposed on the effectiveness of the product and on quality assurance.

For calculations and for more information on chemicals, please use the DID list (available under dowloads below).

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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.