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Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic Countries. This ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods – and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel creates sustainable solutions based on a life cycle assessment and an overall goal to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods. Tough requirements in all phases of a products life cycle and continuously tightening of these requirements to create a sustainable development is the foundation of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, and what distinguishes the label from other labels – as well as being an official, independent and 3rd party certification. 

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers as a voluntary ecolabelling scheme for the Nordic Countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

eco certification

Accommodations who want to become eco-certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel must meet the requirements for hotels, restaurant and conference facilities.

The criteria for hotels, restaurants and conference facilities consist of a combination of

mandatory requirements and point score requirements. The obligatory requirements must always be met. During the application process, Nordic Ecolabelling performs an on-site inspection to ensure adherence to the requirements.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabels differentiates basic requirements, food requirements (not if a hotel only serves breakfast), guest rooms and pools (if the accommodation has a pool). Within the basic requirement an accommodation must comply with a few criteria. There are three limit values; energy, water and waste (which are compulsory and must always be fulfilled). Would you like to know more about the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, please visit their website


best practice

The Trosa Stadshotell & Spa is one in Trosa, Sweden in one of the accommodations offers. This hotel tries to use as many of local products as they can. At the breakfast table you can expect the scrambled eggs to be made from eggs from locally reared organic hens and organic cream and nothing else. The restaurants aims to serve you good food and that there are is nothing artificial in it.

You can recognize eco-certified hotels by the logo of Nordic Swan Ecolabel!


Nordic Swan Ecolabel is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck:

nature & environment

taking care of mother earth

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