Demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The "Swan" symbol, as it is known in Nordic countries, is available for 65 product groups.
The Swan checks that products fulfill certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits.
Each Nordic country has local offices with the responsibility for criteria development, control visits, licensing and marketing. In Denmark Nordic Ecolabel is administered by Ecolabelling Denmark at Danish Standards Foundation, in Sweden by Ecolabelling Sweden AB, in Finland by Finnish Standards, in Norway by The Foundation for Ecolabelling, and in Iceland by the The Environment Agency that operates under the direction of the Ministry for the Environment.
Learn more: Nordic Ecolabel or "Swan" website
Conformity with Nordic Ecolabel or "Swan"'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17011 Accreditation, ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Certification / registration required
Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label
Nordic Council of Ministers
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Last updated: 13 February 2014