1. Dishwasher detergents for professional use 080

Dishwasher detergents for professional use 080

Complete dishwasher detergents, multi-component systems, rinse aids and soaking agents for professional use in institutional and large-scale kitchens can be Nordic Swan Ecolabelled. The criteria also cover products used for instrument cleaning in healthcare (products for washer disinfectors and disinfection machines).

The requirements include:

  • Environmental properties (ecotoxicity and biodegradability) of the chemicals used in the products.
  • Health properties of the chemicals used in the products. For example, no use of perfumes, CMR-classified substances or other particularly problematic substances such as endocrine disruptors and suspected endocrine disruptors on lists from the EU and national authorities.
  • Efficiency tests.
  • Recyclable design of the packaging (and reuse of larger packaging) which contributes to a circular economy.

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

    1. Start your application process by reading the criteria document and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. 
    2. Read your Application Guide.
    3. Request login credentials.
    4. Now you are ready to enter the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.

     

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    Should you wish to transfer your licence, please use this form

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2024

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 251 EUR + VAT, however not less than 812 EUR + VAT per formulation/recipe
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT however not less than 406 EUR + VAT per formulation/recipe
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** 541 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** 1 625 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** 2 709 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 406 EUR + VAT
    < 8 hours: 812 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 625 EUR + VAT
     

    If the extension includes new formulations/recipes, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 812 EUR + VAT per formulations/recipe.

    Annual licence fee: The annual licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries.

    0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 – 30 million EUR 
    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 30 million EUR
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 167 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > 300 000 EUR per year)

    2 167 EUR + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

    ** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1 083 EUR per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions

     

    Fees valid from 1 January 2023

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 114 EUR + VAT, however not less than 778 EUR + VAT per formulation/recipe
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT however not less than 389 EUR + VAT per formulation/recipe
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** 519 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** 1 557 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** 2 595 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 389 EUR + VAT
    < 8 hours: 778 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 557 EUR + VAT
     

    If the extension includes new formulations/recipes, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 778 EUR + VAT per formulations/recipe.

    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 – 30 million EUR 
    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 30 million EUR
    Minimum fee for Nordic region 2 076 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > 300 000 EUR per year)

    2 076 EUR + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

    ** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1 038 EUR per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions

  • In the criteria document, you can read about how to document and verify compliance for each requirement. You can also find other application documents here.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for dishwasher detergents for professional use

    3.6 ⇛ 3.7: Adjustment of the criteria

    Nordic Ecolabelling decided on 19 December 2023 to extend the transition period for materials in flexible plastic bags in requirement O17. This now also applies to non-dangerous goods (non ADR).

    The new version is called 3.7.

    3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Adjustment of the product group definition and extension of validity of the criteria

    Nordic Ecolabelling decided on 14 November 2023 to extend the validity of the criteria until 31 December 2027.

    23 November, the product group definition was adjusted, which means that even products for washing other tools and equipment are included in instrument cleaning.

    The new version is called 3.6.

    3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O15 has been adjusted so that the exception in O15 for membranes, wafers and seals also applies to expanded polyethylene (EPE) and expanded polypropylene (EPP).

    The new version is called 3.5 andis valid until 31 December 2026.

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O4 has been adjusted and a time-limited transition period – until 30 June 2024 – for titanium dioxide in solid mixtures was introduced.

    The new version is called 3.4 and remains valid until 31 December 2026.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O17 has been adjusted, and the permitted percentage of EVOH in flexible plastic pouches has been increased from 2 to 5. Furthermore, the transition period for monomaterials for flexible plastic pouches intended for products covered by the ADR regulation has been extended by one year to 2023-12-31.

    The new version is called 3.3 and remains valid until 31 December 2026.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O11 is adjusted by also exempting H411 classified surfactants from the requirement.  The new version is called 3.2 and remains valid until 31 December 2026.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O21 has been adjusted so that at least one test is to be performed at the lowest dose if the dose is specified in an interval. The new version, 3.1, remains valid until 31 December 2026.

    3.0: New generation of criteria published

    The Nordic Ecolabelling Board has decided on a new generation of criteria for dishwasher detergent for professional use on 25 November 2021. The new generation, 3.0, is valid until 31 December 2026.

    2.12 ⇛ 2.13: Adjustment of the criteria

    The transition period for titanium dioxide in K4 has been prolonged to 30 June 2023.

    The new version is called 2.13 and is valid until 30 September 2023.

    2.11 ⇛ 2.12 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 9 months. The new version, 2.12, is valid until 30 September 2023.

    2.10 ⇛ 2.11: Adjustment of the criteria

    K4 has been adjusted for a transition period for titanium dioxide. The new version, 2.11, is valid until 31 December 2022.

    2.9 ⇛ 2.10 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 9 months. The new version, 2.10, is valid until 31 December 2022.

    2.8 ⇛ 2.9 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 2.9, is valid until 31 March 2022.

    2.7 ⇛ 2.8: Adjustment of the criteria

    R3, R4 och R10 have been adjusted so that references to expired legislation have been deleted. Furthermore R28 Take-back system has been removed. The new versionn, 2.8, is valid to 31 mars 2020.

    2.6 ⇛ 2.7 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 2.7, is valid until March 31st 2020.

    2.5 ⇛ 2.6 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 2.6, is valid until March 31st 2018.

    2.4 ⇛ 2.5 Alteration of criteria

    • R10: The enzyme subtilisin classified H411 is exempted from the requirement R10, Environmentally hazardous substances. The new version, 2.5, is valid until March 31st 2016.

    2.3 ⇛ 2.4 Extension of validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria have been extended with 21 months. The new version is called 2.4 and is valid until March 31st 2016.

    2.2 ⇛ 2.3 Extension of criteria

    • The definition of the product group has been developed and now includes products that are used in washer-disinfectors. Please read more about this on page 4 of the criteria document (What can carry the Nordic Ecolabel). R20, on page 13 has been adjusted because of the new definition of the product group.
    • The safety data sheet must comply with applicable legislation in the country of application such as Annex II of REACH (Council Regulation 1907/2006/EEC) and later additions and changes. This addition applies to a number of different criteria.
    • R12: Textual correction. Before it was referred to criterion R6 for surfactants which is incorrect since R6 contains details on enzymes. This has been adjusted and it is now referred to the correct criterion R5.
    • Appendix III: The possibility to specify to what extent an ingredient contains listed substances (if yes, indicate concentration_______)
    • R29: Textual correction. Now the Regulation for the Nordic Ecolabelling of products have been added to the text. It is also referred to the Regulations on page 16, Marketing section. 
  • In the background document below you will find reasoning and facts behind the specific requirements in the criteria document.

    Here you can also read the comments, requirement for requirement, from the public hearing.

    If the documents are in a Nordic language, you can get help in understanding the sections you need by contacting the product specialist in your chosen country below.