Nordic Swan

The Nordic Ecolabel was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers with the purpose of providing an environmental labelling scheme that would contribute to a sustainable consumption. The Nordic Ecolabel has a life-cycle perspective. Important environmental issues that are considered in the development of the Nordic criteria are:

  • Energy usage
  • Climate aspects
  • Water usage
  • Source of raw materials
  • Use of chemicals
  • Hazardous effluents
  • Packaging
  • Waste