Anti-Trust, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct & Whistleblower Policy


Antitrust Compliance Statement

The Water Quality Association is firmly committed to vigorous, free and open competition. This Antitrust Compliance Statement is designed to outline the general rules governing how WQA, as a trade association of competitors, customers, suppliers, distributors, and service providers in the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry, will assist the organization, its staff and its members and clients in recognizing antitrust issues whenever they arise and will aid in ensuring ongoing compliance with the antitrust laws. Click here to download the Antitrust Compliance Statement.

Code of Conduct

WQA’s positive reputation reflects not only on WQA but also the entire industry we serve. The WQA Code of Conduct applies to everyone attending WQA’s virtual, social media and in-person events, including, but not limited to, staff, members, guests, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. It provides expectations for mindset, behavior, and crucial conversations. Click here for a copy of the WQA Code of Conduct.

Code of Ethics

WQA is dedicated to promoting the highest principles of honesty, integrity, fair dealing, and professionalism in the water quality improvement industry. It is equally dedicated to preserving the consuming public’s right to quality water. This Code of Ethics sets standards of conduct for industry members in their dealings with their customers, among themselves, with members of related industries, and the public at large. Click here to download WQA’s Code of Ethics.

Click here to download WQA’s Code of Ethics in Spanish.

NOTE: As of January 1, 2020, the Code of Ethics includes an additional Marketing Guideline that says terms and definitions shall be used in accordance with items published by WQA in the Glossary of Terms.

If you have questions related to the WQA Code of Ethics, please contact Quality Manager Tambra Thomas.

Conflict of Interest Policy and Whistleblower Policy

All who perform official duties on behalf of WQA lead by example in serving the needs of the Association and its members, and in representing the interests and ideals of the water treatment industry at large. WQA Representatives must act at all times in the best interests of the Association and not for personal or third-party gain or financial enrichment. The Conflict of Interest Policy and the Whistleblower Policy serve to protect WQA and all its representatives from improper acts. Click here to download the Conflict of Interest Policy and Whistleblower Policy.

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