UL’s enterprise-level sustainability certification program can help companies demonstrate their sustainability commitments and achievements to their stakeholders – investors, customers, and employees. The program is based on the UL 880 standard, which is composed of indicators of four different types – inventories and baselines, policies and procedures, performance, and reporting. Indicators are further categorized into prerequisites, core indicators, and leadership indicators, as illustrated in the image below:

UL 880 covers five domains of sustainability:

  • Sustainability Governance: how an organization leads and manages itself in relation to its stakeholders, including its employees, investors, regulatory authorities, customers, and the communities in which it operates
  • Environment: an organization’s environmental footprint across its policies, operations, products and services, including its resource use and emissions
  • Workplace: issues related to employee working conditions, organization culture, and effectiveness
  • Customers and Suppliers: issues related to an organization’s policies and practices on product safety, quality, pricing, and marketing as well as its supply chain policies and practices
  • Social and Community Engagement: an organization’s impacts on its community in the areas of social equity, ethical conduct, and human rights

Certified companies meet all prerequisites and the minimum points in core indicators to be considered eligible for certification under the standard either against specific domains – governance, environment, work force, customers & suppliers, community engagement & human rights — or against all domains.

Download UL 880 Standard for Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations https://standardscatalog.ul.com/standards/en/standard_880