NSF Strengthens Commitment to Germany and Europe Through figawa Membership
Brussels, Belgium – NSF, a leading global public health and safety organization dedicated to improving human and planet health, is proud to announce that its Water Division has joined figawa e.V., a technical-scientific association of manufacturers and service providers of water and gas applications.
figawa holds a prominent position within the industry in Germany and Europe, representing over 275 water and gas companies. It plays a vital role in promoting members’ interests and supporting sustainable development through technical expertise, industry standardization, and legislative advocacy. figawa is also heavily involved with the European harmonization and the implementation of the Drinking Water Directive.
Becoming a member of figawa further bolsters NSF’s position and commitment to the German and European water industry. The membership provides access and greater visibility to figawa’s network of experts and stakeholders, enhancing NSF’s ability to develop and promote best practices for public health and safety.
“NSF’s Water Division is committed to supporting the water industry in Europe, and our membership in figawa is a testament to that commitment,” said Vincent Boks, EMEA Managing Director of NSF’s Water Division. “We look forward to collaborating with figawa and its members to advance the safety and quality of water and the materials in contact with water across the region.”
Volker Meyer, figawa’s CEO, said: “We are very pleased to welcome NSF as another internationally positioned member of figawa. All members in the figawa network can participate in NSF’s great expertise and far-reaching network.”
Since 1984, NSF has been active in the German and European, when its European headquarters was opened in Brussels, providing testing, certification, and auditing services to the water industry. Providing assurance that European-certified products meet regional approvals, including KTW-BWGL, ACS, NSF REG4 and WRAS, as well as supporting with certification to North American standards NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, NSF/ANSI/CAN 60 and various performance standards such as NSF/ANSI 14, ASTM, ASSE, ASME, relevant for European markets.
NSF Water Division’s membership in figawa further underscores its dedication to improving public and planet health through the development and adoption of rigorous standards and certification programs.