UL helps companies design and implement measures to increase transparency when sourcing raw materials. Legislation such as Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act—which defines reporting requirements on sourcing and legal obligations across the supply chain—and consumer pressure are compelling companies to verify that the raw materials used in their products originate from ethical sources. UL helps companies design and implement due diligence practices throughout the supply chain.
Integrated with each customer’s sourcing practices, UL’s raw materials traceability services trace product components, verify documentation of origin and trade, and objectively confirm the source of raw materials.
Our expertise in responsible sourcing allows us to offer a range of services that include benchmarking and risk analysis, code-of-conduct development, training and education, monitoring, and program management.
UL is accredited by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as an assessment body for conducting conformity certification audits under the Code of Practices and the Chain of Custody Standard. We can assist customers that wish to become certified under the RJC system. Additionally, we are one of three approved auditors for the EICC Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program. UL is also accredited to conduct audits against the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Responsible Gold Guidance standard.