The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for hand dishwashing detergents

A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled hand dishwashing detergent takes account of the environment and the user’s health, while at the same time being at least as effective as other hand dishwashing detergents.

The choice of chemicals and the packaging are environmentally aware, and the use stage and raw material extraction are also taken into account in the requirements.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled hand dishwashing detergents:

  • Meet strict requirements concerning environmentally hazardous chemicals, including requirements on ecotoxicity and biodegradability.
  • Meet strict requirements concerning chemicals that are harmful to health, including a ban on the preservative MI and other sensitising substances.
  • Are used sparingly to conserve the planet’s resources.
  • Have packaging requirements that contribute to a circular economy, for example by addressing packaging design and material choices.

For calculations or for information on chemicals, please use the DID-list (available under «downloads» below).

This is how you apply

The application form is to be submitted in The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

Guide to the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal

How to fill out and send in the application form

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

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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.