The Guardian shortlists the European Water Label

The European Water Label, the voluntary labelling scheme for water-consuming products in the bathroom and kitchen, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. The Guardian’s annual awards cover the social and environmental impacts of business.

“It may be needless to say it, but I am going to anyway!  We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2016 Guardian Sustainable Business Awards,” says Yvonne Orgill, Managing Director of the Water Label Company. “The European Water Labelling Scheme continues to grow, as its reputation grows. It is penetrating deeper into Europe and has now encompassed a total of 11, 462 products from 100 brands in 34 countries. Spain, Italy and Turkey are working towards full adoption of the Scheme with their own Agents and details of the scheme are available in the German, Spanish and Turkish languages. We started the scheme from nothing and look where it is now! We are thrilled to bits to have been chosen by The Guardian newspaper for this year’s new Water category.”

This year saw a record number of entries across the thirteen categories of the awards and the European Water Label made it, with three other shortlisters, to the Water category. The award in this category will recognise an organisation that can demonstrate its commitment to water sustainability through projects, technologies, designs or policies that improve water availability, access or quality. 

A panel of 29 judges, who are individuals who challenge, support and inspire business to be more sustainable will now scrutinise the entries to pick the winner in each category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 26 May, 2016.