Safety is evolving, so is UL. The UL Global Network, which now features the leading EcoLogo Program and GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, offers the most complete line of environmental standards and services backed by over a century of science, trust and integrity. See below for links to our ever-growing network.
Standards for Sustainability through UL Environment
UL Environment develops environmental and sustainability standards for a wide range of building products, consumer products and organizations. Standards for Sustainability are created through a collaborative process that takes a holistic approach to standards development. Standards Technical Panels (STPs) help in the development and review of UL's Standards for Sustainability. An STP is a balanced group representing a cross-section of the stakeholders affected by a product's manufacture, sale and use. Current versions of the requirements are available to the public (along with test protocols) through comm-2000.com. For more on the UL's Standards for Sustainability, visit UL Environment Standards.
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) strives to protect human health and quality of life by establishing standards and certification programs to reduce exposure to chemicals and to improve indoor air quality. As an ANSI standards developer, GEI follows defined procedural processes in establishing its program standards. The GREENGUARD standards are among the most stringent indoor air quality standards in the world, and they are based on available standards and guidelines from national and international public health agencies. Not all GREENGUARD standards are ANSI standards. However, all GREENGUARD standards are documented, publicly available (along with test protocols) and have been reviewed by public health/toxicology advisory groups. Access GREENGUARD standards.
EcoLogoTM certification criteria documents (CCDs) are developed in an open, public and transparent process, with a broad base of stakeholder participation including user groups (e.g. procurement associations, institutional purchasers and consumer protection organizations), product producers (e.g. industry members and associations), government / regulators, general science-based representatives (e.g. academics, life cycle experts and other scientists), environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), and other environmental advocates. The criteria address multiple environmental attributes related to human health and environmental considerations throughout the life cycle of the product. Currently, there are 122 Certification Criteria Documents addressing over 250 product types. Access EcoLogo standards.