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2021

 

Organizational profile

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-1 Name of organization Reporting  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services What we do  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-3 Location of headquarters Where we are  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-4 Location of operations Where we are  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-5 Ownership and legal form   UL Inc. is a Delaware corporation. It is owned entirely by ULS, Inc., a Delaware nonstock nonprofit corporation.
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-6 Markets served Where we are  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-7 Scale of the organization Who we are
Where we are
What we do
 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-8 Information on employees and other workers Who we are Employee data is pulled from our Human Resources (HR) software. For some aspects, data has been manually collected from the responsible HR teams in the different countries. No assumptions have been made.
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-9 Supply chain Our integrity  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Our integrity  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Planet Corporate Sustainability | UL
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-12 External initiatives Partners
DEI
 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-13 Membership of associations Partners
Research
 

 

 

Strategy

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker CEO message  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Materiality
Key Trends
ESG Enablement
 

 

 

Ethics and integrity

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL

 

 

Governance

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-18 Governance structure Governance  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Strategy
Materiality
 

 

 

Stakeholder engagement

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-40 List of stakeholder groups Strategy  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-41 Collective bargaining agreements DEI  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Materiality  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Materiality  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Materiality
Key Trends
ESG enablement
 

 

 

Reporting practice

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements As a private entity, we do not publish financial information.  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Materiality
Reporting
 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-47 List of material topics Materiality  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-48 Restatements of information 2021 is first year reporting in accordance with GRI.  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-49 Changes in reporting 2021 is first year reporting in accordance with GRI.  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-50 Reporting period Reporting  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-51 Date of most recent report Reporting  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-52 Reporting cycle Reporting  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Corporate Sustainability | UL  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Reporting This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-55 GRI content index This table  
GRI 102: General Disclosures 102-56 External assurance Reporting
Governance
We maintain strict internal controls to ensure the integrity of the contents of our reporting.

 

 

Anti-corruption

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 205: Anti-corruption 205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Our integrity  
GRI 205: Anti-corruption 205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Our integrity  
GRI 205: Anti-corruption 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Our integrity  

 

 

Anti-competitive behavior

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 206: Anti-competitive behavior 206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust and monopoly practices In 2021, we did not identify any legal actions related to anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust and monopoly practices.  

 

 

Emissions

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components Our approach
Planet
Energy
 
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
Planet
 
GRI 305: Emissions  305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Energy  
GRI 305: Emissions  305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Energy  
GRI 305: Emissions  305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Energy  
GRI 305: Emissions  305-4 GHG emissions intensity Energy  
GRI 305: Emissions  305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Energy  

 

 

Environmental compliance

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
Planet
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
On us
Our approach
Our commitment
Waste
 
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Waste  

 

 

Labor/Management relations

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach  103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
People
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
On us
Our approach
People
 
GRI 402: Labor/management relations 402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes DEI  

 

 

Occupational health and safety

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
Safety
Ethics and Compliance | UL
Corporate Sustainability | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
On us
Our approach
Safety
Ethics and Compliance | UL
Corporate Sustainability | UL
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-1 Occupational health and safety management system. Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment and incident investigation Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-3 Occupational health services Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-4 Worker participation, consultation and communication on occupational health and safety  Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-6 Promotion of worker health Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system Safety  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-9 Work-related injuries In 2021, there were 0 work-related fatalities.  
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 403-10 Work-related ill health In 2021, COVID-19 was the main type of work-related ill health.  

 

 

Training and education

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
People
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
On us
Our approach
Training
 
GRI 404: Training and Education 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Training  
GRI 404: Training and Education 404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Training  
GRI 404: Training and Education 404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development review Training  

 

 

Diversity and equal opportunity

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
DEI
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
On us
People
DEI
 
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men
Who we are

As a private entity, we do not publish financial information.
 

 

 

Non-discrimination

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
People
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
People
 
GRI 406: Non-discrimination 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken We reviewed five reported incidents of discrimination; one remediation plan was implemented.  

 

 

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components

On us
Our approach
People

Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
DEI
 
GRI 407: Freedom of association and collective bargaining 407-1 Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk DEI  

 

 

Security practices

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
People
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
Safety
 
GRI 410: Security practices 410-1 Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures Safety  

 

 

Rights of indigenous people

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
Our integrity
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
Our integrity
 
GRI 411: Rights of indigenous people 411-1 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples There were no reported violations of 
the rights of indigenous people.
 

 

 

Human rights

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
Our integrity
DEI
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
Our approach
Our integrity
 
GRI 412: Human rights assessment 412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Our integrity Omission: Information unavailable at this time.
GRI 412: Human rights assessment 412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Our integrity Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 412: Human rights assessment 412-3 Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening    

 

 

Local communities

GRI Standard Disclosure Location Additional information and omissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality  
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-2 The management approach and its components On us
Our approach
People
Ethics and Compliance | UL
GRI 103: Management Approach 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Materiality
People
Social responsibility
 
GRI 413: Local 
communities
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Social responsibility  
GRI 413: Local 
communities
413-2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Social responsibility  

 

 

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