During the latest meeting of the European Bathroom Forum (EBF) on 5 July in Lisbon, the majority of representatives of the bathroom sector came to a Voluntary Agreement on a single labelling scheme. The approval of a single water and energy efficiency labelling scheme provides relevant information to consumers and facilitates decisionmaking when purchasing products at the point of sale. The EBF is now working to increase the visibility of the label with the target to reach, through the scheme, at least 80% of taps and showers in the marketplace.
With more than 70 stakeholders of the bathroom sector in attendance including manufacturers, brands, test labs, associations and independent consultants, the meeting led to the adoption of a single labelling scheme based on the proposals and contributions of the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swiss Energy, the ANQIP and the European Water Label. The scheme will be presented by the European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry (CEIR) to the European Commission for its subsequent approval as part of a proposal for a Voluntary Agreement.
The European Bathroom Forum is an independent platform that seeks to create a European labelling system for bathroom products. From its headquarters in Brussels, it represents the interests of more than 70 sector stakeholders including brands, manufacturers, distributors, test labs and consultants.