The official ecolabel of the Nordic Countries
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel…
- Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product's life cycle
- Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in ecolabelled products
- Tightens requirements for goods and services continuously to create sustainable development
- Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.
60 product groups
It is possible to obtain a certification with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel within 60 different product groups counting more than 200 different product types.
More than 25.000 different products
are sold with the Nordic Swan ecolabel in the Nordic countries and the number is growing.
Established in 1989
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers as a voluntary ecolabelling scheme for the nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It is an effective tool to help companies that want to go ahead with sustainable solutions – and thereby enable consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.
Global Ecolabelling Network
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is one of the founders back in 1994 of the international network for ISO 14024 Type 1 ecolabels, GEN, the Global Ecolabelling Network.
The Nordic Ecolabel Board
Ragnar Unge, Sweden
Elva Rakel Jónsdóttir, Iceland
Martin Fabiansen, Denmark
Riikka Holopainen, Finland
Anita Winsnes, Norway
Gun Nycander, Executive Officer