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September 21st, 2017
New UL Initiative Increases Supply Chain Transparency for Purchasers and Supports Manufacturer Efforts to Address Human Rights Abuses

MARIETTA, Ga., September 21, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL, LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today they are collecting data to identify products made by manufacturers that have policies and procedures in place to protect against human rights abuses throughout their supply chain. This information is displayed as search… read more

June 25th, 2015
Reaching for Zero: The business value of waste diversion

As companies assess their environmental impacts, industry leaders like Walmart, the Waste Management Phoenix Open (the PGA’s largest tournament), and Starbucks, are implementing waste diversion programs as a key part of a comprehensive CSR strategy. Many have their sights set on achieving the coveted zero waste to landfill milestone, starting at a facility-level and aiming… read more

June 8th, 2015
UL Environment Launches New Sustainability Consulting Services

Advisory Services team helps brands take charge of their sustainability strategies to lead in the market UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announced its redesigned sustainability consulting offerings, delivered by the UL Environment Advisory Services team. Led by Dr. Angela Griffiths, the Advisory Services team includes highly experienced project managers and… read more

June 5th, 2015
5 Questions with Joost Kooijmans from UNICEF – World Day Against Child Labor

In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labor on June 12th, UL’s Responsible Sourcing group conducted an interview with Joost Kooijmans, Senior Advisor – Child Labour Child Protection for UNICEF. Although, in the past 15 years, there has been a 30% decline in child labor, the Asia region still holds approximately 77 million of the… read more

June 5th, 2015
The Latest On Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation And What It Means For Your Company And Your Supply Chain

  In light of recent developments around anti-human trafficking efforts on the legislative front and increased public awareness of the vulnerabilities of migrants, it is paramount to enforce ethical hiring and recruitment practices within supply chains.    In the U.S., federal contractors, subcontractors and their employees and agents, whether on contracts inside or outside the… read more

February 16th, 2015
Top 5 Reasons Your Company Should Know About UN World Day of Social Justice

February 20th marks the seventh-annual United Nations (UN) World Day of Social Justice, a day recognizing initiatives of the global community to focus efforts on alleviating poverty through “full-employment, gender equity, and access to social well-being.” The principles upheld on this day are based on the following initiatives: Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at… read more

November 4th, 2014
UL’s Responsible Sourcing Global Risk Index

Now Available For Purchase We’re pleased to announce the release of UL’s annual Responsible Sourcing Global Risk Index. UL’s Responsible Sourcing group publishes the annual Global Risk Index to help companies measure social and labor risks within their supply chain. Globally respected indices from groups such as the United Nations, Transparency International, The Heritage Foundation,… read more

September 2nd, 2014
What Companies Need to Know About the U.S. Business Supply Chain Transparency Act

In response to persistent business-related human rights concerns, there has been a clear and growing legislative trend in the United States towards greater supply chain transparency, traceability, and disclosure requirements. The Dodd Frank Act, Section 1502 on conflict minerals, and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) on human trafficking, are… read more

August 15th, 2014
Highlights from 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Country Focus – Thailand

The United Nations’ declaration of July 30th, 2014 as the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons illustrates that human trafficking is a global problem that is far from being eradicated. Recent International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates show that around 20.9 million men, women and children are in forced labor, trafficked, held in debt… read more

August 4th, 2014
11 Indicators Signaling Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates “at least 12.3 million people are victims of forced labor worldwide. Of these, 9.8 million are exploited by private agents, including more than 2.4 million in forced labor as a result of human trafficking.” Growing international awareness of corporate responsibility and human rights has led intergovernmental organizations to further enhance… read more