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.


Groups of Industries and 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
    Contractor
    Electrical contractor
    Heavy equipment contractor
    Master bricklayer
    Master painter
    Plumber
    Ventilation contractor

  • Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles

    Auto repair shop
    Auto repair shop with new vehicle degreasing
    Bakery
    Car dealer
    Daily retail
    Petrol station
    Pharmacy
    Shop
    Wholesaler

  • 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
    Catering
    Hotel
    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
    School
    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
    Library
    Organised outdoor activities
    Outdoor activities facilitator
    Sports club
    Sports facility

  • Other services

    Cemetery and Crematorium
    Church council
    Dry cleaner
    Hairdresser
    Laundry service
    Parish
    Green events

  • Miscellaneous

    Office-based Enterprises
    Requirements for all industries