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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

April 8th, 2016
UL Speaking at AAFA Traceabilitiy Seminar & Meetings – July 20-21, 2016 – Austin, Texas

Meet With UL Team At AAFA Traceability Seminar and Meetings UL will be presenting at and attending both the AAFA Traceability Seminar and Social Responsibility Committee Meeting July 20 and 21, and welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally. To make an appointment with our team, contact or use the “Contact Us” function on the… 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 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 6th, 2014
UL’s Responsible Sourcing Summit

  March 3, 2015- March 4, 2015 Join us at our annual Responsible Sourcing Summit. Engage with subject matter experts in the field of supply chain sustainability and network with other professionals. Dates Begins: March 3, 2015 @ 9:00am    PST Ends:   March 4, 2015  @ 12:00pm PST Price Standard Admittance- $800 Speakers BSR – Member,… read more

October 14th, 2014
UL at Sustainable Brands – San Diego 2015

About UL’s Responsible Sourcing Group UL’s Responsible Sourcing’s mission is to be the global leader in advancing sustainable business practices within supply chains, worldwide. UL’s Responsible Sourcing group provides auditing and advisory services in six areas of expertise: Social Responsibility and Accountability, Risk Identification and Management, Environmental Responsibility, Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Extractives… 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