SWCA & WE
Standards you can trust
SWCA and its parent association the European Bottled Watercooler Association (WE) are constantly monitoring the latest developments and trends in the water and cooler industry. With connected associations in more than 20 countries and a direct link to the other continental and global associations we are the industry authority when it comes to legislation, safety, hygiene, development, training and consulting. The association executes and publishes research and development reports, communicates with (inter)national authorities, laboratories and other expertson this field of interest. Learn more at
Why a SWCA member?
When you choose to have a water cooler installed or to order bottled water, always ensure the supplier is a SWCA member!
Accredited SWCA members are your guarantee for:
- Hygiene awareness
- Sustainability, and
- Audited operations meeting legal and industry regulations and guidelines
Quality & Safety
The Association's strict standards provide a guarantee of product safety and quality, supported by an unimpeachable level of service.
SWCA Distributor Members are mandated to carry out regular sanitisation and hygiene visits to coolers, ensuring product safety and quality.
All Members of the SWCA must adhere to strict annual audits relevant to their specific activity be it bottling, distributing or supply of industry products.
Environmentally Friendly Practices
To meet European Legislation the SWCA mandates that its Members follow guidelines on the disposal of coolers and related products at the end of their life. Members are encouraged to select products based on low energy consumption, recyclability and use of eco friendly refrigant.