The Unified Water Label Association, (UWLA) has become an independent body from the Bathroom Manufacturers Association.
Managing director of the UWLA Yvonne Orgill has now taken full ownership of the Water Label.
She commented: “This is an exciting next step for the Unified Water Label/
“The journey that began with the European Bathroom Forum, has brought together four European schemes that now operate together as the Unified Water Label Association, an independent body.
President of UWLA Carlos Velazquez said: “I am delighted that the UWLA has reached this important stage on its journey, and would like to thank all our stakeholders who have supported and contributed to the development of the Unified Water Label.”
Speaking about the change in ownership, chief executive at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association Tom Reynolds added: “As the UK government and European institutions consider their policies to address water scarcity, we urge them to fully utilise the Unified Water Label.
“The independence of the scheme is an important step, giving further confidence to policy-makers and shapers that the scheme is the best way to help consumers make sustainable choices.”
“The Unified Water Label continues to have the support of bathroom manufacturers and retailers, and is gaining further traction with other players in the sector.
“With this momentum, I know the scheme will go from strength to strength in its next chapter.”
The Government recently announced plans for a mandatory water label to meet the requirements of its 25-year Environmental Plan.
Orgill welcomed the announcement and its emphasis on sustainability: “We are looking forward to working with the Government and taking forward our industry water label.”