Industry criteria

The Eco-Lighthouse scheme is based on a set of general requirements, the General Industry Criteria, which apply to enterprises in all industries, and over 70 sets of criteria applicable to specific industries.

Some of these requirements have been translated into English, and are available here:

Industries are classified according to the Norwegian Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007). To achieve certification under the Eco-Lighthouse scheme, enterprises must satisfy both the General Industry Criteria and the criteria specific to their respective industries.

Group of industries Industry criteria
Agriculture, forestry and fishing Forest nursery
Industry Concrete products industry
Galvanic enterprise
Glazing industry
Graphic enterprise
Meat processing industry
Mechanical workshop
Plastics industry / thermoplastics
Stamp and gravel mill
Upholstery industry
Building and construction  Builder as main contractor
 Electrical contractor
 Heavy equipment contractor
Master bricklayer
 Master painter
 Ventilation contractor
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles Auto repair shop
Auto repair shop with new vehicle degreasing
Car dealer
Daily retail
Petrol station
Transport, warehousing and storage Port authority
Road transport
Shipping company (domestic)
Tank installations / heating suppliers with own tank
Taxi operators with affiliated taxi licence holders
Transport management enterprise
Overnight accomodation, food and beverage service activities Basic overnight accomodation
Restaurant and café
Information and communication ICT use / supply
Sale and management of real estate Housing cooperative
Landlord (commercial building)
Shopping centre
Professional, scientific and technical services Head office
Business services Cleaning enterprise
Greenhouse nursery
Parks department
Public administration and defence Fire and chimney-sweeping department
Education Driving school
Primary and lower secondary school / day-care facility for schoolchildren
Upper secondary school / folk high school
Health and social services Day-care centre
Dental clinic
Doctor’s surgery / casualty clinic / community health centre
Home-based services
Nursing home
Residential institution
Cultural activities, entertainment and recreational activities Alpine ski resort
Organised outdoor activities
Outdoor activities facilitator
Sports club
Sports facility
Other services Cemetery and Crematorium
Church council
Dry cleaner
Laundry service
Green events
Miscellaneous Office-based Enterprises
Requirements for all industries