Printing

A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing company is a company that fulfils strict environmental requirements and has been granted a Nordic ecolabel licence to produce printed matter. A Nordic ecolabelled printed matter could be a brochure, a book or an envelope, with environmentally-friendly properties.

The printing company’s production process has a very low environmental impact when compared with other printing companies. The requirements apply mainly to the printing process, including paper consumption, and the paper and chemicals used by the printing company. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel also rewards production processes that facilitate the recycling of printed matter.

Applying the requirements will help the printing company to control its general environmental impact. The aim is to exploit resources as efficiently as possible and to replace substances that are harmful to health and the environment with better alternatives.

Download the criteria document and other documents for Nordic Swan Ecolabel of printing companies and printed matter.

How to apply for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing house?

1. Fill in the application form for printing companies. 
2. Sign the application and send it to one of the Nordic Ecolabelling secretariats
3. You will get access to the electronic application aid My Swan Account. 

My Swan Account is your company’s personal website where you can submit your application for a Nordic Ecolabel licence. It is where your company yourself can keep up-to-date information about your business, licence and/or your products. The purpose of My Swan Account is to make the application process of Nordic Ecolabelling easier.

To get access to the system, a formal application form is submitted. 

By logging into the system you confirm your acceptance of the User Agreement. Please read it carefully. The User Agreement provides more information about how the system works and the terms and conditions you as a user agree to by logging in.

My Swan Account

You can log in at http://account.svanen.nu/. To request username and password, send an e-mail to one of the Nordic Ecolabel secretariats containing the information below.

• Company Name
• Telephone (switchboard) 
• Country (Nordic country you prefer to manage your application)
• First name, last name
• E-mail address
• Direct phone number

By logging into the system you confirm your acceptance of the User Agreement. Please read it carefully. The User Agreement provides more information about how the system works and the terms and conditions you as a user agree to by logging in.