Dosage instructions are important in order to avoid overdosing and unnecessary emissions.
- Technical specification
- Chemical products
For products with manual dosing, the dosage instructions shall appear on the packaging or the product sheet.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels:
Good Environmeltal Choice for chemical products, version 2018:1
Nordic Ecolabelling for:
Cleaning products, version 6
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6
Dishwasher detergents for professional use, version 2 or version 3
Laundry detergents for professional use, version 3
Care products for vehicles, version 6
Dish washer detergents and rinsing agents, version 6 or version 7
Laundry detergents and stain removers, version 8
EU Ecolabel for:
Hard surface cleaning products, (EU) 2017/1217
Detergents for dishwashers, (EU) 2017/1216
Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents, (EU) 2017/1215
Hand dishwashing detergents, (EU) 2017/1214
Laundry detergents, (EU) 2017/1218
Industrial and institutional laundry detergents, (EU) 2017/1219
- Product packaging
- Product label
- Product sheet
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement is verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Nordic Ecolabelling (Swan), Good Environmental Choice and EU Ecolabel.
Product label/Product Data Sheet
This requirement is verified with dosage information as stated on the product's label or information on the label and/or in the product data sheet. The dosage is often given in milliliters or grams to a certain volume of water or machine size or similar.
Self-declaration verified by an accredtied verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
Product datasheets are submitted on first delivery to each customer. After that, the product sheet only needs to be submitted if changes are made.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
In order to be used properly, products that are dosed manually must be delivered with dosage instructions on the label or in the product sheets. Good dosage aids facilitate dosage and reduce the risk of overdosage. Overdosage contributes to unnecessary emissionsof chemicals to the aquatic environment.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date
- Review date