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22nd February 2019
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Taps and showers one step closer to voluntary agreement says European Bathroom Forum
A Voluntary Agreement for the Unified Water Label is a step closer after a programme for taps and showers was supported by the European Commission department DG Environment.
The European Bathroom Forum has circulated details of a Commitment that is required from the industry in order to develop an acceptable Voluntary Agreement for taps and showers.
"This is a significant advancement forward for the industry but the real work starts now," says Unified Water Label director and Bathroom Manufacturers Association CEO Yvonne Orgill. "Manufacturers must support us over the next two years, by registering all relevant tap and shower products and making the UWL visible.
"A body will be formed to drive this forward so that an independent auditor can assess if the requirement that 80% of the market is using the UWL is achieved."
Carlos Velazquez, Roca Group, and Forum Chair commented that this is another important step towards the aim of having a Unified Water Label across Europe and said: "There is clearly a great passion to achieve harmonisation throughout Europe.
"We all recognise that this is a huge task, but one the industry is more than capable of achieving."
The next EBF meeting will take place in Brussels on 5th February, to formally agree the commitment, if you are interested in attending please lodge your intentions with:
There are currently 12,500 products and 147 brands using the Unified Water Label, more information can be found on the website:
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