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2021 Annual Report

Anticipating change to inspire meaningful accomplishment

Momentum

In 2021, we were all required to change, to pivot, to adapt … and then adapt again.

We drew inspiration from this constant flux. This uncertainty powered our redoubled commitment to working for a safer, more secure and sustainable world.

In science, we found guidance to transform uncertainty into potential. In our customers, we discovered the creativity to turn potential into products. In our employees, we found the grace and the grit to work harder, smarter and kinder for the benefit of us all.

Let’s reflect on this time and how we’ve turned a moment into momentum.

 

 

A message from Jennifer Scanlon

CEO and president of UL Inc.

Throughout the year, UL strengthened our commitments to customers, honed our scientific excellence and invested in core capabilities and emerging technologies.

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2021 timeline

January to June

25 years in europe

March
Celebrated 25 years of testing, inspection and certification services in Denmark as UL Demko

new york skyline

March
Launched building enclosure field testing into the New York market

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black male scientist looking up at petri dish in hand

April
Received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Leveraging and Collaboration Award – UL’s ComplianceWire® team

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plugging in charger on electric vehicle

May
Opened UL Electric Vehicle Charging Test Center in Frankfurt/Neu-Isenburg, Germany

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arial shot of solar panels spanning rolling hills

May
Acquired solar analytics company Clear Sky Analytics, its proprietary software platform and related assets

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Verdantix award arial view of green trees and city

June
Named by Verdantix as a Top Provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reporting software

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June
Joined World Economic Forum’s Safe Drive Initiative

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Best CEOs for Women award on organic abstract background

June
Jennifer Scanlon named to Comparably’s “Best CEOs for Women 2021”

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July to December

top training EHS award on motion blur of people walking in lobby abstract background

July
Received Environment + Energy Leader “Top Product” award for environmental, social and corporate governance reporting software

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lab tech holding covid 19 vaccines with cold smoke

July
Earned World Health Organization (WHO) accreditation to help manufacturers meet COVID-19 vaccination storage needs

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July
Acquired Method Park, a leader in process-based product engineering

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asian woman holding smart phone in drivers seat

September
Launched new electronic identification (eID) certification scheme for mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs)

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top training EHS award on motion blur of people walking in lobby abstract background

September
Named to Training Industry’s Top Employee Health, Safety and Wellness Training Companies List

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UL EMC lab with female tech typing on laptop

October
Expanded UL’s electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless laboratory in Carugate, Italy

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product on fire in cable fire safety lab

October
Opened a cable fire safety laboratory in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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three firefighters going up exterior staircase

November
Joined the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition

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Executive leadership

Each member of our executive team starts their day asking how they can make a difference to customers, stakeholders and fellow employees. Located all around the world, they bring a broad range of experience and expectations to our shared mission of building a safer, more secure and sustainable world.

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