Copy & Printing Paper

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Copy & Printing Paper

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing companies score full points for use of Nordic Swan Ecolabelled paper. 

How to apply for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled copy and printing paper?

1. Fill in the application form for licenced paper. 
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.    
4. Read more about application etc. at My Swan Account for Paper producers 

Please, note that the application fee for paper mill covers inspection of 4 pulps. For each additional pulp, a surcharge will be added. Pulp supplier can also apply for pre-inspection of pulps. Pulps do not anymore have to be part of the paper application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Inspected printing paper for use in Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing matter and printing companies

Paper without a Nordic Swan Ecolabelled licence can be approved for use in Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing houses and used in printing of Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printed matter. Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing companies score points for the use of ecolabelled paper or inspected paper based on environmental performance. Inspected paper complies with less stringent environmental requirements and thus, less points are allotted for this paper. The requirements are based on the same Criteria as Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing paper with some modifications. 

The paper manufacturer may inform their customers that the paper is inspected by Nordic Ecolabelling but is not allowed to market inspected paper as Nordic Swan Ecolabelled. If the paper already is labelled with EU Ecolabel, the application process for status of the inspected paper is less extensive.

The inspected paper is listed on the Nordic Portal for Paper, Pulp and Printing. Thus, the list of inspected paper is public (name, supplier).

How to apply for having your paper inspected?

1. Fill in the application form for inspected paper. 
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.    
4. Read more about application etc. at My Swan Account for Paper producers

Please, note that the application fee for paper mill covers inspection of 4 pulps. For each additional pulp, a surcharge will be added. Pulp supplier can also apply for pre-inspection of pulps. Pulps do not anymore have to be part of the paper application for Nordic Ecolabelling

Read more about inspected paper. 


Listing of EU Ecolabelled papers

If the producers of EU Ecolabelled paper wishes that the printing paper is listed among the approved papers, this is possible by applying for listing of EU Ecolabelled paper. Please note that due to less stringent requirements, these papers can only be used in Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing companies but not in the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled printing matter.

Read more about listing at My Swan Account for Paper producers