The Swan is the official Nordic Ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordic Ecolabelling has the comission to promote a more sustainable consumerism with the goal of creating a sustainable society.
This is done by a voluntary license system where the applicant agrees to follow a certain criteria set outlined by the Nordic Ecolabelling in cooperation with stakeholders. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. The ctiteria levels promote products and services belonging to the most environmentally sound and take into accoutn factors such as free trade and proportionality (cost vs. benefits).
The Nordic Ecolabel now covers around 70 different product groups, for which it is felt that ecolabelling is needed and will be beneficial. These days, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and hotels can carry the Swan label.
Finnur Sveinsson „Svanurinn“, Náttúran.is: March 23, 2011 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/05/07/svanurinn/ [Skoðað:Oct. 20, 2020]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: May 7, 2007
breytt: Nov. 15, 2014