The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for laundry detergents and stain removers

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel sets strict chemical requirements for environment and health as well as packaging for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled detergents and stain removers.

In addition, the Nordic Ecolabelling promotes the use of sustainably produced renewable raw materials so that it will increase. At the same time, satisfactory performance must be documented through standardized testing.

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The requirements include:

  • Environmental properties (ecotoxicity and biodegradability) of the chemicals used in the products.
  • Health properties of the chemicals used in the products. E.g., no use of CMR classified substances and various specifically problematic substances such as SVHCs and endocrine disruptors.
  • Performance testing.
  • Recyclable design of the packaging.
  • Increased use of sustainable renewable raw materials including RSPO palm oil.

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

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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 usage 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.