Extractives and Raw Materials Sourcing
Legislation such as Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act-which includes 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 client’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’s Responsible Sourcing group was the first auditing firm to be accredited by the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) as an assessment body to conduct Conformity Certification Audits under the Code of Practices and the Chain of Custody Standard. We can assist customers who wish to become certified under the RJC system. Additionally, we are one of three approved auditors for the EICC Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) Program.