UL helps our customers differentiate their products in an increasingly greenwashed world. Our trusted reputation lends enhanced legitimacy to sustainable product messaging with product certifications and validations that clearly communicate these attributes to the marketplace.
Purchasers are increasingly aware that robust, independent, third-party certification based on stringent standards and requirements helps deliver truthful and credible “green” messaging. UL provides our customers with the reliable scientific evidence—including testing results, analysis, research and studies—necessary to support their environmental product claims.
UL ECOLOGO® and other multi-attribute sustainability certifications indicate a product’s compliance with stringent environmental performance criteria throughout its life cycle, including energy reduction, materials, energy, manufacturing and operations, health, and environment. This gives a robust view of a product’s sustainable attributes.
Environmental claim validations from UL lend third-party credibility to single-attribute environmental claims, such as usage of recycled content, or recyclability or other attributes.
UL GREENGUARD Certification provides a competitive advantage by serving as a health-focused 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 risk of chemical exposure.
UL’s GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO Certifications are recognized and referenced in numerous building programs, standards and specifications around the world. Certified products can contribute to the achievement of points for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system as well as many other green building rating systems, code or ordinance criteria, and specific RFP requirements.