Public safety has been UL’s core mission for over a century, uniquely positioning us to support manufacturers in their drive to create healthier products that are better for both the environment and people.
Products impact not only the natural environment, but also the built environment where people spend up to 90% of their time. UL offers a complete portfolio of services for manufacturers that wish to demonstrate or disclose the health attributes of their products, meet green purchasing or sustainable building requirements, provide transparency, or mitigate risk from complaints regarding product off-gassing and odors.
UL’s Sustainable Product Guide helps purchasers identify products with a variety of sustainable attributes, as well as find products that comply with building codes and purchasing guidelines.
UL GREENGUARD Certification provides a competitive advantage in an increasingly muddled green marketplace by serving as a health-based differentiator. Products that earn GREENGUARD Certification have been scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the potential health risks of chemical exposure.
GREENGUARD Certification has been widely adopted as a trusted standard for low-emitting products. More than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, procurements policies and rating systems recognize or reference GREENGUARD Certified products.
UL also certifies Health Product Declarations (HPDs) to lend third-party credibility to the disclosure of information regarding product content and associated health information.