In the new reality of a transparent global marketplace, companies need complete confidence in the safety, quality and performance of their products in order to promote consumer loyalty and differentiate their brand. UL Consumer exists to help manufacturers and retailers verify every aspect of the supply chain and production process—from raw materials to sales transactions—to better manage risk and deliver products that are safe, socially responsible and compliant with industry and brand specifications.

Approach:

Our customized programs deliver quality and verification solutions designed to fulfill the unique needs of manufacturers, retailers and distributors across multiple industries and markets. This approach draws on four key areas of expertise:

Consumer Products:

From intensive analytical, physical and performance testing to consumer studies, in-depth inspections, audits and supply chain management.

Responsible Sourcing:

Including auditing, monitoring, training and advisory services that businesses need to develop and implement sustainable supply chains.

Transaction Security:

End-to-end security services for mobile, payment, e-ticketing and ID management sectors.

Wireless and EMC:

Covering cellular, wireless, interoperability and EMC, with an emphasis on multiple wireless products.

Focus:

We are focused on today’s requirements and tomorrow’s challenges for our customers. This includes the continuing evaluation and development of quality assurance practices and safety standards; increased scrutiny for chemical usage in products; and the effects of immersive technology as electronics and interoperability usage increases in daily life. As these global complexities continue to expand the definition of safety, we continue to help our partners deliver on the promise of their products.

LEADERSHIP

Weifang Zhou
President, Consumer

Weifang Zhou is President of UL Consumer. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the teams delivering UL’s services focused on life and health sciences, supply chain and sustainability, and workplace health and safety services.

Previous to becoming the president of UL Consumer, Zhou was UL’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He was responsible for leading the development of UL’s global industry strategy to drive business growth through new service expansion. He was also responsible for UL’s enterprise strategy, corporate branding and marketing, and led the development of thought leadership initiatives for overall enterprise growth.

Zhou joined UL in September 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of UL Greater China, leading UL’s operation in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. During his term, UL served as a model in developing the local ecosystem and assisting Chinese manufacturers’ growth in both overseas and domestic markets.

Prior to joining UL, Zhou served as President and CEO of GE’s water and process technologies division, and worked in other various GE departments for 10 years.