WaterMark certification essential for manufacturers selling pipes and other plumbing products into the Australian and New Zealand markets

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Global public health organization NSF International and Australian-based certification organization Global-Mark have partnered to provide WaterMark certification, which is required for all plumbing products used in Australia. The partnership combines Global-Mark’s expertise in Australian water regulations with NSF International’s experience in testing and certifying plumbing products to national and international standards.

WaterMark certification demonstrates that plumbing products comply with the quality and safety regulatory requirements of Australia and New Zealand, including the Plumbing Code of Australia. The aim of the partnership is to streamline WaterMark certification and enable plumbing manufacturers to bring their certified products to Australian and New Zealand (AS/NZ) markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, Global-Mark will serve as the program administrator, providing facility audits, reviewing audit and test reports and issuing the WaterMark certificates. NSF International will continue to provide testing of products to the AS/NZ standards and other WaterMark test criteria and will supply the test reports to Global-Mark for review.

“NSF International is committed to providing our clients with high quality certification services,” said Clif McLellan, Vice President of NSF International’s Global Water Division. “This partnership will ensure NSF clients access to the Australian and New Zealand markets with the most accurate, timely WaterMark updates through Global-Marks local expertise in the AS/NZS standards.”

“Both NSF International and Global-Mark share a commitment to ensuring the safety and quality of products that come into contact with drinking water. Combining our expertise in plumbing product testing and certification will be a great benefit to our customers,” said Herve Michoux, Managing Director at Global-Mark.

For additional information about the NSF International and Global-Mark partnership, please contact Laurent Michoux at laurent.michoux@global-mark.com.au.

Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with an NSF International WaterMark expert, please contact media@nsf.org or call +1 734 214 6242.

About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF’s global water services include testing, certification and auditing for municipal water treatment components and chemicals, plastic piping systems, plumbing fixtures and fittings, point-of-use and point-of-entry water systems and filters.

About Global-Mark: Global-Mark is one of the leading conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in Australia, accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ). The organization started trading around 10 years ago, and now supports around 4000 certificates (in management systems, program certification and sustainability). For more information, please contact Global-Mark at +61 2 9886 0222 or visit the Global-Mark website