The Unified Water Label Association (UWLA) has gained its independence with the signing of a share purchase agreement with the Bathroom Manufacturers Association that transfers the full ownership of the Water Label to the UWLA.
The UWLA was established in 2020 to drive forward the implementation of the Unified Water Label across Europe. It replaced the former governing body, the European Bathroom Forum (EBF).
“This is an exciting next step for the Unified Water Label,” said UWLA MD, Yvonne Orgill. “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.”
Carlos Velazquez, president of UWLA added: “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.”
Tom Reynolds, chief executive, the Bathroom Manufacturers Association 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 policymakers 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.”
Pictured: Tom Reynolds, chief executive BMA; Damian Walters, CEO BiKBBI (witness to the signing) and Yvonne Orgill, UWLA MD