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Grease-proof Paper 049

The product group covers both baking paper, baking cups and sandwich paper.

A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled grease-proof paper is amongst the least environmental hazardous within its group and a Nordic Swan Ecolabel on a grease-proof paper shows that the product fulfils strict environmental requirements.

Requirements imposed are based on a life cycle assessment of the product and concern production, use and waste. In the case of grease-proof paper this is achieved by using certified raw materials, by limiting the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, by producing low emissions to air and water and by reducing the energy consumption.

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

  • 11 May – 30 June 2023

    During the consultation period, Nordic Ecolabelling gives you the opportunity to comment on our proposal for new criteria for Grease-proof paper 

    Read more here and please, share your knowledge with us.

    1. Start your application process by reading the criteria document below and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. 
    2. Fill out the Application Form below.
    3. Send in the form to your choice Nordic Ecolabelling office.
    4. Await login credentials by mail.
    5. Enter the MSA Portal.

     

    To the MSA Portal

  • 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 per pulp
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT per pulp
    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 pulp, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence.
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT per year for 0 - 50 million EUR
    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year > 50 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 > EUR 300,000 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 per pulp
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT per pulp
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** 519EUR + 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 pulp, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence.
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region 0.3% of turnover + VAT per year for 0 - 50 million EUR
    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year > 50 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 > EUR 300,000 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 1 000 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.

  • When your customer applies for a Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence, they will need their suppliers' help in their application process. Every item in the product to be licenced has to be declared for.

    Suppliers wishing to declare their items, i.e. pulp and chemicals, can do so in the MSA Portal. You will be issued a personal account to ensure that all information is correct in a secure manner.

    But first, please visit the Pulp and Paper Declaration pages for more information.

    Declaring pulp and chemicals

    • In order to declare your items, you must meet the Nordic Ecolabelling requirements. Study the following documents carefully:

    • By logging into the MSA Portal you confirm your acceptance of the User Agreement. Please read it carefully. 

    • Fees for inspecting pulp

      Below you will find information about the fees for Nordic Ecolabelling to inspect pulp.

      See fees for pulp here

      Fees for declaring chemicals for producing pulp

      No fee. 
      However, in the agreement you undertake to comply with applicable conditions. If this is not complied with, Nordic Ecolabelling has the right to charge a fee.

    • To request login credentials, send an e-mail to paper@nordicecolabel.org containing the information below:

      • Company Name
      • Telephone (switchboard) 
      • Country (Nordic country you prefer to manage your application)
      • First name, last name
      • E-mail address
      • Direct phone number

  • 4.5 ⇛ 4.6: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria of grease proof paper has been prolonged. The new version, 4.6, is valid until June 30, 2025.

    4.4 ⇛ 4.5: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria of grease proof paper has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 4.5, is valid until December 31, 2024.

    4.3 ⇛ 4.4: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria of grease proof paper has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 4.4, is valid until June 30, 2024.

    4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria of grease proof paper has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 4.3, is valid until December 31st, 2023.

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 24 months. At the same time a small correction has been made to requirement O8. The new version, 4.2, is valid until December 31st, 2022.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged. The new version, 4.1, is valid until December 31st, 2020.

    4.0: New criteria generation:

    Version 4 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for grease proof paper has been published. The criteria are valid until December 31st 2018.

  • 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.

  • Look up inspected pulp and fluff for help with your Nordic Swan Ecolabel application.