The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for printer, scanner and other office machines

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled office machines are among the least environmental harmful products in their category, since they meet a number of environmental requirements.

The environmental problems associated with copiers, digital duplicators, facsimile machines, multifunction devices (MFD), printers and scanners, derive mainly from power consumption during use and from disposal of the products as waste. Furthermore they represent a source of pollution in the working environment through the generation of heat, emissions to air and noise.

The requirements that the appliances must fulfil before a Nordic Swan Ecolabel can be granted, focus on the following aspects:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Plastic materials and additives, e.g. flame retardants
  • Duplex printing and consumables during usage
  • Recycling of discharged products
  • Emissions of pollutants (also noise) in working areas
  • Packaging material

International cooperation
In version 6 of the criteria, the harmonization ambition between different recognized international ecolabelling schemes continued with the Blue Angel.

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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.