New Partnership Increases Compliance Among North American-Made Plumbing Products Entering European Market

ICC Evaluation Service, a member of the International Code Council family of solutions, has been accepted as a supporter and scheme partner to the Unified Water Label Association. The partnership signifies that ICC-ES certification services are recognized by the UWLA as an option to demonstrate compliance for manufacturers whose products are undergoing periodic audit.

Bathroom manufacturers around the world are aiding governments in their quest to reduce water consumption by producing new, innovative and technologically advanced bathroom products. The Unified Water Label is a harmonized European label for all water-using bathroom products. For those looking to enter the European market, this label is an important way to recognize energy-efficient bathroom products and, as an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited body, ICC-ES can help to certify such products.

ICC-ES works with manufacturers of plumbing products globally, certifying products for conformity to North American codes and standards and is capable of certifying to the UWL scheme as well, offering manufacturers an added credential that will aid in market entry in Europe or any of the other markets around the world that have adopted or recognized the UWL.

“Global harmonization and a focus on high-quality building and plumbing product safety standards worldwide are at the forefront of the code council’s initiatives,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “This additional recognition available by ICC-ES will support manufacturers looking to expand their sales to new international markets.”

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