Pulp suppliers

Application for inspection of pulp
Market pulps that are used as raw material in Nordic Ecolabelled paper products have to be inspected. Paper producers that apply for the Nordic Ecolabel will have access to the list of approved pulps. The name, type and producer of the approved pulp will be listed.

The electronic application aid My Swan Account is used for applying for inspection of pulps. The pulp manufacturer submits the documentation concerning forestry management, emissions, energy use and waste disposal related to pulp production (see the Basic Module version 2 or later).

Inspected pulps are listed in the database for paper producers. Note that only the name of the pulp, type and producer will appear. Confidential information is not disclosed.

Marketing of inspected pulp
Pulps that have been inspected and approved by the Nordic Ecolabelling can be marketed as such in product catalogues and on websites, for example. However, it is not permitted to use the Nordic Ecolabel logo as there is a risk that people might then assume that the pulp is Nordic Ecolabelled.

Market pulp producers may also apply for listing of their inspected pulp on these web pages. Trade name of the pulp, type and production site will appear on the lists. Confidential information is not disclosed.

The pulp manufacturer submits the documentation concerning forestry management, emissions, energy use and waste disposal in regard to pulp production (see the Basic Module version 2 or later).

Application for pre-inspection of pulp
Pulp supplier may apply for pre-inspection of pulps, (pulps do not need to be connected to applications for a licence/inspection of paper). The electronic application aid My Swan Account shall also be used for applying for pre-inspection of pulps.

Pre-inspection applies also for pulps used in the production of other paper based products for instance fluff pulps, pulps used in tissue products or in coffee filters.

The pre-inspection of pulps indicates that Nordic Ecolabelling has checked that the information about the pulp is accurate and that the basic requirements set by Nordic Ecolabelling are complied with. Whether the paper itself complies with all requirements is determined by the mixture of pulps used.

How to apply for pre-inspection and/or listing of pulp
The pulp producer that wishes to apply for pre-inspection of pulps:

1. Fill in the application form.
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