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
    Greenhouse nursery

  • Other services

    Joint parish council and cemeteries and burials agency
    Dry cleaner
    Funeral home
    Laundry service

  • Building and construction

    Cooperative building and housing association as housebuilder
    Cooperative building and housing association as business manager
    Building contractor
    Electrical contractor
    Master painter
    Heavy equipment contractor
    Master bricklayer
    Ventilation contractor

  • Industry

    Concrete products industry
    Galvanic enterprise
    Recycling enterprise
    Glazing industry
    Graphic enterprise
    Mechanical workshop
    Plastics industry – Thermoplastic
    Stamp and gravel mill
    Powder coating
    Upholstery industry
    Wood processing industry

  • Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles

    Petrol station
    Car dealer
    Auto repair shop
    Autocare services
    Auto repair and paint shop
    Grocery store
    Wholesale trade

  • Transport, warehousing and storage

    Transport management enterprise
    Taxi operators with affiliated licenced drivers
    Port authority
    Shipping company – domestic
    Tank facility/wholesaler of solid, liquid and gaseous fules and related products with own tanks
    Road transport

  • Overnight accomodation, food and beverage service activities

    Basic overnight accommodation
    Green conferences
    Restaurant and café

  • Sale and management of real estate

    Housing cooperative
    Building owner
    Shopping centre

  • Professional, scientific and technical services

    Head office
    Project designer (architect and consulting engineer)
    Fire and chimney-sweeping agency

  • Business services

    Parks department
    Cleaning enterprise

  • Education

    Primary and lower secondary school/day-care facility for schoolchildren
    Driving school
    Upper secondary school/folk high school

  • Health and social services

    Day-care centre
    Residential institution
    Home-based services
    Doctor’s surgery/casualty clinic/community health centre
    Nursing home
    Dental clinic

  • Cultural activities, entertainment and recreational activities

    Alpine resort
    Sports facility
    Sports club
    Organised outdoor activities
    Outdoor activities facilitator

  • Food industry

    Ice cream factory/dairy
    Meat processing industry

  • Miscellaneous

    Green events
    General industry criteria
    General industry criteria only relevant for tenants