Life cycle perspective

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel generates sustainable solutions, which build upon a life cycle assessment.

In our efforts to create sustainable products, we may risk solving a problem in one place, but creating another environmental problem somewhere else.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel generates sustainable solutions, which build upon a life cycle assessment. This is the essence of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, and this is where it sets itself apart from other labels or certifications. Ecolabelling is an effective tool for pioneering businesses that want visible proof of their environmental efforts.

Tough environmental requirements – in all relevant stages of the product’s life cycle

The entire life cycle of the product, from raw material to production, use, disposal and recycling, is included in the assessment, when drawing up the requirements for an ecolabelled product. This is important to ensure that we reduce the overall impact on the environment and the climate. Alongside environmental requirements, the criteria also include requirements regarding product properties that ensure quality and durability.

See also The Nordic Swan Criteria development Process