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Transport wash installations 074

The product group covers wash installations for cars, buses, trucks, trains and other rail transport. The wash installations must be automated and/or manual, pre-programmed installations.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabelling of transport wash installations focus on the impact a transport wash has on the environment. The aim of the criteria is to stimulate the development of resource-efficient and effective transport wash installations without hazardous discharges to air, soil or water.

For that reason the requirements in the criteria concerns the following areas:

  • Dimensions of wash installation and water treatment unit designed according to need
  • Reduce emissions and water consumption
  • Requirements regarding chemicals
  • Emission controls and waste management
  • Environmental management, including procedures for operation and maintenance

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

  • 20 September – 15 November 2023

    During the consultation period, Nordic Ecolabelling gives you the opportunity to comment on our proposal for new criteria for Wash installations for vehicles. 

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

    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

  • Please contact one of our national offices for information about fees for this product group.

  • 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 transport wash installations

    3.5 ⇛ 3.6: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 12 months. The new version is called 3.6 and is valid to 31 December 2024.

    3.4 ⇛ 3.5: Adjustment of the criteria

    Requirement O16 has been adjusted: wash installations with closed-loop wastewater systems are now exempt from the requirement for anaerobic degradability. The new version is called 3.5. and is valid to 31 December 2023.

    3.3 ⇛ 3.4: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 18 months. The new version, 3.4, is valid to 31 December 2023.

    3.2 ⇛ 3.3: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 6 months. The new version, 3.3, is valid to 30 June 2022.

    3.1 ⇛ 3.2: Extension and prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria have been extended with wash installations for trains and other rail transport, thereby changing the name of the product group to Transport wash installations. Furthermore, the validity of the criteria has been prolonged by 12 months. The new version, 3.2, is valid to 31 October 2021.

    3.0 ⇛ 3.1: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    On 14 December 2017 it was decided to prolong the validity of the criteria until 31 December 2020. The name of the new version is 3.1.

    3.0: New criteria generation

    Version 3 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for vehicle wash installations has been published. The criteria are valid until 31 October 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.