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Solid fuels and firelighting products 087

The product group covers a wide range of product types, such as barbeque charcoal,  briquettes, firelighters, firewood, pellets and wood chips.

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

  • Please select a portal guide below, and read it carefully before you get started. Keep the guide as a support when working with you application.

  • Nordic Fee

    Fees valid from 1 January 2024

    The criteria document for solid fuels and firelightning products" is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Wood pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Barbeque charcoal, barbeque briquettes and fire ligthing products

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below:

    Fees for the commodity group: Wood pellets and wood chips

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 251 EUR + VAT 
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT
    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

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

    0.15% of turnover + VAT from 0 - 20 million EUR per year

    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 20 million EUR per year

    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

    If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    * 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 for the commodity groups: Wood briquettes & firewood together with Barbeque charcoal, Barbeque briquettes & fire lighting products 

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* 3 251 EUR + VAT 
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT
    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
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region

    0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 - 50 million EUR per year

    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 50 million EUR per year

    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
     

    If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    * 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.

     

    Nordic Fee

    Fees valid from 1 January 2023

    The criteria document for solid fuels and firelightning products" is an overall document for the commodity groups:

    • Wood pellets and wood chips
    • Wood briquettes and firewood
    • Barbeque charcoal, barbeque briquettes and fire ligthing products

    Fees are charged per commodity group according to the price list below:

    Fees for the commodity group: Wood pellets and wood chips

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 3 114 EUR + VAT 
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT
    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
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region

    0.15% of turnover + VAT from 0 - 20 million EUR per year

    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 20 million EUR per year

    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

    If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    * 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

    Fees for the commodity groups: Wood briquettes & firewood together with Barbeque charcoal, Barbeque briquettes & fire lighting products 

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* 3 114 EUR + VAT 
    Renewal fee* 1 557 EUR + VAT
    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
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region

    0.3% of turnover + VAT from 0 - 50 million EUR per year

    0.05% of turnover + VAT > 50 million EUR per year

    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
     

    If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    * 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 solid fuels and firelightning products

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 15 months. The new version, 3.4, is valid until 30 June 2025.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Alteration of the criteria

    Requirement O27 Take-back system has been removed. The new version is called 3.3 and is valid until March 31, 2024.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged with 24 monthsr. The new version, 3.2, is valid until 31 Mars 2024.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Alteration of the criteria

    On 18 October 2017, the adjusted requirement to radiation intensity in requirement 017 was remowed from the criteria. Furthermore, the document was updated with a number of former interpretation requirements. The new version is called 3.1 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    The new generation criteria was published on March 6th 2017 and is valid until March 31st 2022.

  • 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.