The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic Swan is the official sustainability ecolabel for the Nordic countries , Introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1989. This is done by a voluntary licensing system Where the application covered Chartered has to follow some criteria set by the Nordic Ecolabelling Outlined in cooperation with stakeholders. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. The criteria levels promote products and services to the most environmentally friendly and proportionality (cost vs. benefits).

The Nordic Ecolabel now covers 67 different product groups. Products must verify compliance with these methods of testing. The label is usually valid for three years, after which the criteria are revised and the company must reapply for a license.

The Nordic Ecolabel first appeared in the United States through a small offering of Nordic products. KCK Industries recognized the value of branding quality eco-friendly products with a partnership with ABENA Introduced Bambo Nature, an environmentally friendly baby diaper. The success of this offering to the US ecolabel expansion

Norway and Sweden implemented the Nordic swan in 1989, Finland in 1990, Iceland in 1991 and Denmark in 1998. [1]


  1. Jump up^ „TemaNord, Nordic iLibrary: The third evaluation of the Nordic ecolabelling scheme“ . . Retrieved 2017-04-12 .