Why choose ecolabelling

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU-Ecolabel promote circular economy

We are over-consuming the Earth’s resources. Global warming is one of the greatest challenges we face, and the amount of waste we produce keeps growing and growing. In other words, there is serious need for a circular economy. We need to stop the linear economy where companies produce products and sell them to consumers who throw them away after use.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel – an effective tool to reduce climate impact

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is an effective tool for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. When setting requirements, the Nordic Swan assesses the entire product life cycle – from raw materials to production, use, disposal and recycling. The holistic approach is crucial to reducing the overall impact on the environment and climate.

Green public procurement

Green public procurement is a major driver for big environmental and economic changes and stimulates future green innovation and new business models.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel are powerful tools for ensuring a sustainable future. The official ecolabels actively contribute to accomplishing several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to environmental degradation and the need for stopping climate change before 2030. The ecolabels especially contribute to accomplishing the 12th global goal about ensuring sustainable consumption and production.