Mar 23, 2017

WQA Reiterates Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability Certification Program, water treatment publication emphasize importance of sustainability

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During Water Week 2017, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) shared its initiatives to tackle the water crisis.

WQA offers a Sustainability Certification Program, which verifies to retailers and consumers that a product has been manufactured according to industry standards for recognized best practices in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The mark helps consumers identify products as safe for both people and the planet.

The WQA Sustainability Certification Program is currently the only environmental certification program in the world to earn ANSI accreditation to ISO 17065 and ISO 14024 for Type I Environmental Labeling. This provides independent third-party verification that a product is environmentally responsible in all phases of its life cycle: from raw materials, production, distribution and use-phase to end-of-life disposal.

“We salute all efforts to improve access to water worldwide,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Along with that is the commitment to improve the quality of water that is available both in the United States and around the world.”

Consumers can learn more about water quality in general through WQA’s free publication Water Treatment for Dummies: WQA Special Edition. The booklet offers an understanding of how to identify and solve water problems in a cost-effective manner.