Public consultation: Revised criteria for washinstallations for vehicles

Nordic Ecolabelling are revising the criteria for Washinstallations for vehicles, and you are welcome to comment on the proposal by November 15th.

Nordic Ecolabelling are revising the criteria for Washinstallations for vehicles, and we hereby invite you to comment on our proposal. The consultation proposal is sent to a wide range of consultative bodies and the input will be used actively in the further work with the requirements.

The most important changes

  • Installations for wash of airplanes are included
  • Requirements for effluent of heavy metals, oil and other pollution parameters are stricter
  • Requirement for water consumption is stricter and divided
  • The requirement for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled chemicals is increased from 30% to 100%
  • New requirement for energy consumption
  • New point requirements for lower water consumption, advanced washing technology, reuse of packaging, direct filling of chemicals, lower energy consumption and use of solar panels

We are asking for input on the proposal as a whole and specially for the following points:

  • Effluents from the wash installation, requirement O6
  • Water consumption, requirement O7
  • Energy consumption, requirement O14
  • Summary of points, requirement O18
  • Annual follow-up, requirement O26
  • Stationary steam wash, section 1.8

The proposed criteria have been prepared by Nordic Ecolabelling under the leadership of the Nordic product managers Lena Stenseng and Anita Øygarden Burgos.

We appreciate your comments and we kindly ask you to send them to us no later than November 15th 2023 via the submission form on our website, by mail or to All consultation comments are reviewed, and a summary of the received comments will be available at Ecolabelling Norway.


If you have questions to this consultation, please contact our environmental advisor Randi Barstad Rødseth.

Randi B. Rødseth



It is no longer possible to comment on the proposal. The deadline for the public consultation was November15th.

Consultation documents

Letter of proposal (pdf)

Proposed criteria (pdf)

Background document (pdf)