By selecting unscented products, the possibilities for allergic persons to be able to stay in public premises are improved.
- Technical specification
- Chemical products
The product shall not contain perfumes, i.e. substances/substance mixtures that are added with the purpose to improve product's fragrance characteristics.
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, 2018:1 for:
Nordic Ecolabelling for:
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6 (only products for professional use)
Dishwasher detergents for professional use, version 2 or version 3
Laundry detergents for professional use, version 3
EU Ecolabel for:
Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents, (EU) 2017/1215
Hand dishwashing detergents, (EU) 2017/1214 (only products for professional use)
- The products declaration of contetnts according to the Detergents Regulation 648/2004 with composition in weight% where it appears that the word perfume and/or fragrances that shall be declarated (according to the Detergents Regulation) are not present.
- For products not covered by the Detergents Regulation: the products declaration of contents with composition in weight% where it appears that no perfume is included.
- The product's safety data sheet, showing that the product is not classified with the above classifications
- 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's declaration of contents
Check the product's declaration of contents; it shall, in accordance with the Detergents regulation 648/2004, show composition in weight percent. Make sure that the word perfume is not present or that perfumes that shall be declared according to Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents are not included.
For products that are not covered by the Detergents Regulation, for example products that do not have a cleaning effect, check the declaration of contents with the composition in weight percent.
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
This requirement cannot be used together with requirement ID 10585:1 Perfume.
Note that all product types are not available as perfume-free, such as toilet blocks. When procuring these product types, they must be exempted from the requirement. State that the requirement for perfume (10585:1) applies to these products instead.
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.
Perfumes do not have a cleaning effect in the products, they are added to contribute with fragrance.
The proportion of people with respiratory hypersensitivity to, for example, strong scents is increasing and these individuals should have the opportunity be able to stay in a public environment without being exposed to perfumes. In ordet to avoid more people getting allergies or allergic persons getting allergic reactions, perfumed products should be avoided. It is usually possible to manufacture products from raw materials of high quality that do not have an odour.
Another aspect to consider is that most perfumes also have other negative properties, for example contain environmentally hazardous substances and have bioaccumulative properties, i.e. they can accumulate in biological organisms and become concentrated further upwards in the food chains. This is an additional motive for requesting unscented products.
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