The product group covers single use batteries.
<p>The product group comprises of portable primary batteries in accordance with the definition given in the European Union’s Battery Directive, 2006/66/EC.</p>
<p>Nordic Swan Ecolabel focuses on battery operation time and shelf life – to ensure a long lifetime for the battery and thus reducing resource consumption.</p>
<p>Nordic Swan Ecolabelled primary batteries:</p>
<li>Have a low content of heavy metals.</li>
<li>Does not contain PVC.</li>
<li>Meet a CSR policy to ensure responsible use and sourcing of limited raw materials and “conflict-free” minerals.</li>
<li>Meet stringent requirements for both battery operation time, shelf life, safety and quality.</li>
Fees valid from 1st January 2018
|Type of fee
||EUR 3,000 + VAT
||EUR 1,500 + VAT
|More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region**
||EUR 500 + VAT per visit
|Inspection visits in Europe**
||EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit
|Inspection visits outside Europe**
||EUR 2,500 + VAT per visit
|Extension of existing licence***
||Extension of existing or changes in licence
< 4 hours: EUR 375 + VAT
< 8 hours: EUR 750 + VAT
≥ 8 hours: EUR 1,500 + VAT
|Annual licence fee for Nordic region
||0,3% of turnover + VAT per year
|Minimum fee for Nordic region
||EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
|Maximum fee for Nordic region
||EUR 100,000 + VAT per year
Fee for sale outside the Nordic region
(Only if revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)
|EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
* 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 EUR 2 million.
** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1,000€ 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.
Published 26 September 2017, valid from 1 January 2018
The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
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