By selecting unscented products, the possibilities for allergic persons to be able to stay in public premises are improved.
- Technical specification
- Cosmetic 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:
Nordic Ecolabelling for Cosmetic products, version 3 (only products for children under the age of 12)
Good Environmeltal Choice for Cosmetic products, version 2018:1 (only products for children under the age of 12)
EU Ecolabel for cosmetic products and animal care products, 2021 (only children products, not including toothpaste marketed for children, and products markeded as "mild/sensitive"). Please note that EU Ecolabel for cosmetic rinse-off products, 2014 cannot verify the requirement.
- Product's declaration of contents where it appears that the word perfume is not included.
- Product's packaging or label where it appears that the product is unscented
- 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.
Check the product's declaration of contents, make sure that the word perfume is not present.
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration verified by an accredited body, request the supplier's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance that has been verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
This requirement cannot be used in combination with 11096:1 "Perfume".
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications. More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se.
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.
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