The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for paints, stains and varnishes for indoor use

A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled indoor paint or varnish is amongst the least environmentally harmful within its product group. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel shows that the product fulfils strict environmental and health requirements.

Indoor paints and varnishes labelled with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel contain less environ-mentally harmful substances and fewer substances with health effects than other indoor paints.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel paints and varnishes are considered to have:

  • Strict requirements for solvents (VOC and SVOC)
  • Strict requirements for substances dangerous to the environment and for preservatives
  • Does not contain softeners
  • Quality requirements include coverage

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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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 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.