Important areas of focus for the Nordic Council of Ministers are assessments of the effects of regulatory instruments for environmental management and regulation. Economic and legal instruments are regularly mapped and evaluated, and through the recent years, soft regulatory instruments have also become central study themes. In this report, we take a closer look at Environmental Voluntary Agreements (VA) and Eco-labelling Schemes in policy mixes and their prevalence in the Nordic countries. The study is a part of the fulfillment of Environmental Action Plan 2009-2012 of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It refers to the theme Sustainable Consumption and Production and is specifically linked to Resource Efficiency and Environmental Driven Markets. The report reveals that there is a need for more knowledge on the actual economic and environmental effects of both VAs and Eco-labelling schemes. Systematic monitoring and evaluation processes must be carried through on a regular basis in order to gather valid data and a form a knowledge base from which practitioners can learn. It is also concluded that policy mixes with these instruments are rare and seldom intended. The study of available evaluations shows that it is essential to develop structured methods for monitoring and evaluating both the Voluntary Agreements and the Eco-labelling Schemes. The existing evaluations are thorough and factual, but they lack baseline and economic analysis. This report is, thus, a call for national authorities to establish monitoring programs and gain more experience with especially the Voluntary Agreements as a soft regulatory instrument and the use of both Eco-labelling Schemes and VAs in policy mixes. More 'hands on' experience is needed and the actual effects of the instruments and their usability in combination with other instruments need to be documented.