Ecolabelling Denmark

Ecolabelling Denmark is situated in the Copenhagen area at Danish Standards Foundation and is responsible for the administration of the only two officially approved ecolabels in Denmark: The Nordic Ecolabel and the European Ecolabel. Ecolabelling Denmark is independent of producers, brands and financial interests.

The purpose of ecolabelling is to minimize impacts on the environment and our health from products and services. Criteria are developed for specific products and services. The setting of criteria is based on an assessment of impacts during the whole life-cycle - all the way from raw material to production, consumption and waste. 

When criteria have been established, providers of products and services can apply for use of the logo for their goods. The use of ecolabels is voluntary.

- Read more about the Nordic Ecolabel

- Read more about the EU Ecolabel


When producers apply for an ecolabel, Ecolabelling Denmark gathers information regarding all chemicals and other raw materials used to produce the product applying for license. 
All information is treated absolutely confidentially. The only purpose of gathering product information is to check whether the product meets the requirements for the criteria in question.

Ecolabelling Denmark is subject to Danish legislation. Documentation sent to us will not be shared with authorities or with other companies. No third party will be informed that Ecolabelling Denmark has received information from any company.

The data will be used only to determine whether a specific application for ecolabelling is approved or rejected. 

In cases regarding approved chemicals for ecolabelled printed matters we do however, share a list of these chemicals with relevant printing houses unless the chemical manufacturer has requested otherwise.

Normally, the applicant is also the manufacturer of the product or the applicant and the manufacturer have an on-going business relationship. If, however, the manufacturer wants to maintain confidentiality in relation to the applicant (the company marketing the product) this can also be handled after a specific request. 

Any information shared with us will be kept securely locked up in our offices.

If you have any question regarding the Nordic Ecolabel or the EU-Ecolabel - e.g. ind terms of applying, marketing or just information in general - please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone (+45 72 30 04 50) or via mail: