Creating the future now
The Swan ecolabel's vision is a sustainable society, in which future generations can benefit from the same conditions and opportunities as we ourselves do. An important step towards this vision is for us all, with the help of ecolabelling, to choose the most environmentally-friendly products.
The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The Swan logo demonstrates that a product is a good
environmental choice. The green symbol is available for around 60 product
groups for which it is felt that ecolabelling is needed and will be
beneficial. These days, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and
hotels can carry the
The Swan checks that products fulfil certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits.
The label is usually valid for three years, after which
the criteria are revised and the company must reapply
for a licence. In this way, we ensure that products better suited to the
environment are constantly being
You can read more of Swan-label in english in our Nordic site
There are also our criteria documents:
Articles in english:Environmetal information on paper and paper productsSwan Label and Forest Certification in Sustainable Forestry