Nordic Swan Ecolabel and Product Environmental Footprint: Focus on Product Environmental Information

Johanna Suikkanen, Ari Nissinen, M Wesnaes

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to compare the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the Product Environmental Footprint with a focus on environmental information. The report compares the methods used by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the PEF to identify the product-group-specific relevant environmental aspects. The analysis is based on the currently valid Swan Criteria and pilot phase final PEF Category Rules (PEFCRs). The report concludes that there are methodological differences in the way product comparisons are made. The report proposes recommendations for both schemes in terms of co-operation and required further work, related to the differences in methodological approaches, to avoid very different results in what will be considered as an environmentally sound product.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Number of pages126
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-893-6261-0, 978-92-893-6260-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27. Sep 2019
SeriesTemaNord
Number544
Volume2019
ISSN0908-6692

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