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Imaging equipment 015

The product group covers a wide range of product types, such as printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled office machines have low energy consumption, low particulate emissions, low noise levels and do not contain the most dangerous flame retardants. Because the Nordic Swan Ecolabel prohibits a number of hazardous chemicals, these substances are not released during either use or when the office machine ever becomes electronic scrap.

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.

     

    Portal sign in                               Get login credentials

     

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

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2024

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee** 3 251 EUR + VAT, however minimum 1 557 EUR per product series*
    Renewal fee** 1 625 EUR + VAT, however minimum 778 EUR per product series*
    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 product series, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 1 625 EUR + VAT per product series*

    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

    * Product series: same technology/design/materials.

    ** 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** 3 114 EUR + VAT, however minimum 1 557 EUR per product series*
    Renewal fee** 1 557 EUR + VAT, however minimum 778 EUR per product series*
    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 product series, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 1 557 EUR + VAT per product series*
    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

    * Product series: same technology/design/materials.

    ** 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 imaging equipment

    6.8 ⇛ 6.9: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version is called 6.9 and is valid until 31 December 2024.

    6.7 ⇛ 6.8: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version is called 6.8 and is valid until 30 June 2024.

    6.6 ⇛ 6.7: Prolongation of criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 6.7, is valid until 30 June 2023.

    6.5 ⇛ 6.6: Prolongation of criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 6.6, is valid until 30 June 2021.

    6.4 ⇛ 6.5: Prolongation of criteria

    • The requirement on take-back system, O31, has been removed.
    • The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 6.5, is valid until 31 December 2020.

    6.3 ⇛ 6.4: Alteration of criteria

    • The criteria will continue to be harmonized with the Blue angel's revised criteria.
    • Products that use ink-jet technology are exempted from O18.

    The new version is called 6.4

    6.2 ⇛ 6.3: Prolongation of criteria

    • A minor editorial change has been introduced in requirement O12.
    • The requirement on marketing, O33, has been removed.
    • The validity of the criteria has been prolonged. The new version, 6.3, is valid until December 31st, 2019.

    6.1 ⇛ 6.2: Alteration of criteria

    • O7–O11: The requirements regarding plastics in casings and their components have been altered. The requirements have been clarified that it is for plastics in casings and their components. The new version, 6.2, is valid until June 30th 2016

    6.0 ⇛ 6.1: Alteration of criteria

    A new version of the Nordic Ecolabel criteria for imaging equipment have been published due to an alteration of the criterium for plasticizer in external electric cables. A revision has been made to adapt the criterium in relation to the production of the cable. A tolerance level for pollution is introduced as well as a definition of what is regarded as pollution.

  • 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.