The Unified Water Label Association (UWLA) held its AGM in Barcelona on Thursday, 15 December, with members and supporters from all over Europe attending in person or taking part remotely.
UWLA President Carlos Velazquez was re-elected for a further term of office, as was Georg Taubert as UWLA VP, Timo Kopka as head of marketing and Christian Taylor Hamlin, as head of the technical committee.
UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill updated the meeting on the scheme’s progress, highlighting recent growth and examples of how the Unified Water Label was increasingly being used as the bench criteria for government legislation such as the EU Taxonomy Directive.
Yvonne said, “Market transformation is happening, and the UWLA is influencing at all levels. From grassroots level with young people in schools, through retailers, merchants and installers, to government bodies and associations.
“The scheme has attracted the support of 155-160 brands supported with a live database of over 14,300 individual products that are rapidly growing.”
Carlos added, “We have made great progress, but our challenge remains to continue to improve visibility of the label in the marketplace. We have a significant presence planned at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + water, in Frankfurt from 13 to 17 March 2023.
“Next year will be an important year to build on the strong growth we have experienced so far. We have the products and the label, and we also have the solutions. Greater visibility in the marketplace will secure our success and leadership on water efficiency.”