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UL Connects With You

Explore the many ways UL connects people to safer, more secure and more sustainable life as you navigate your way through this interactive slideshow.

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UL is the bridge that connects innovation to trust. You can view this video to discover how UL drives confidence in both the promise and the potential of pioneering products and solutions. Explore this brochure to get the details on how UL brings clarity to the marketplace, reducing complexity and building trust.

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About UL

Wherever you work, live and play, UL is there. Every day, we are dedicated to helping ensure you can rely on the things you use, wear and buy. From verifying marketing claims to testing products for safety and performance, UL connects you with information you can trust that helps you live a better life.

CONNECTING YOU TO SAFER INNOVATION

New products and technologies can improve your life, but they also can create new safety risks. UL scientists help solve these challenges and ensure safety keeps pace with innovation. When hoverboards were linked to dozens of fires, UL sprung to action to create a safety certification for this new product to address the safety of the electrical drive train, helping connect you to peace of mind through the UL certification mark.

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Adopting lithium-ion technology safely in products ranging from hoverboards to laptops and to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner requires scientific research and practical knowledge. UL’s expertise in lithium-ion technologies is helping guide the design and production of batteries with improved safety performance.

CONNECTING YOU TO A SAFER WIRELESS LIFE

Each time you send a text, make a call or use an app, you send a radio wave to a nearby cell tower. These waves, known as radiofrequency or RF waves, produce tiny amounts of electromagnetic radiation that can be absorbed by our bodies. UL rigorously tests RF emissions wireless devices to confirm products do not exceed the established safety limits.

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Using a robotic arm to move a measurement antenna through liquids designed to mimic human tissues, UL calculates the electromagnetic energy absorbed from a mobile device at various points along the body. This establishes the device’s specific absorption rate value. In the U.S., this value must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram.

CONNECTING YOU TO A MORE TRUSTWORTHY GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

Counterfeiting is a multibillion dollar global industry. From electronics to apparel and pharmaceuticals – no product is immune to this clear and persistent threat. These illegal goods can be laced with dangers as counterfeiters cut corners on quality and safety requirements. Fortunately UL battles counterfeiting – connecting you to products you can trust.

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UL works closely with customs and law enforcement to prevent counterfeit products from entering the marketplace, pioneering the use of anticounterfeiting technologies, like holographic labels, to fight for the health and safety of people around the world.

CONNECTING YOU TO MORE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

From wind and solar energy to smart grids, UL supports the advancement of technologies that reduce energy costs and environmental impact. In fact, UL is the global leader in energy product certification and the leading product certification company in the renewable and alternative energy field.

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Innovations in energy efficient products haven’t always kept pace with consumer expectations. New LED lighting finally is changing the game, offering instant brightness, demonstrable energy efficiency and long life. Using UL designed machines that map and measure lighting performance, UL tests LED bulbs to determine energy efficiency and performance.

CONNECTING YOU WITH MORE TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAINS

Increasingly, people want to know where and how their products are made. UL is making it easier to answer these questions with confidence. Through our innovative information solutions, UL helps you connect to products that are safer, more environmentally sustainable, and produced using methods that help ensure ethical sourcing of raw materials and labor.

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UL’s GoodGuide® platform ranks over 210,000 foods, toys, personal care and household products, according to a science-based evaluation of the health, environmental and social impact of each product and its manufacturer. Through our website, online toolbar and smartphone application, the GoodGuide® platform gives you the tools and information you need to make purchasing decisions that reflect your personal preferences and values.

CONNECTING YOU TO HEALTHIER INDOOR AIR

Indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air due to chemical emissions from paint, cleaning products, furniture, and building products. UL tests and certifies products to our UL GREENGUARD® low emissions standards to help you create healthier indoor environments.

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Products can off-gas hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals, and are a primary source of indoor air pollution. UL uses dynamic environmental chambers to capture specific data about how a product exactly impacts indoor air in the places you live, work, and play.

CONNECTING YOU TO PRODUCTS THAT DELIVER ON THEIR CLAIMS

In today’s complex market, product marketing claims are often indistinguishable and unreliable. UL works with brands to deliver proof of performance to make it easier for you to buy with confidence.

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You shouldn’t have to carefully dissect marketing claims (and fine-print disclaimers) to understand what a manufacturer or service provider is actually delivering. UL Verification is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of specific marketing claims, giving you a clear way to separate fact from fiction.

CONNECTING YOU TO A MORE SECURE DIGITAL LIFE

Each device connected to the cloud creates a new attack point for the world’s cybercriminals. By 2019, nearly 3.1 billion devices are expected to be connected to the global Internet of Things (IoT), and cybercrime costs are predicted to soar to $2.1 trillion worldwide. UL offers trusted, independent security evaluations of network-connectable products and systems to help keep your digital life more secure.

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A network is only as strong as its weakest link. UL helps to minimize risks by assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, addressing known malware, reviewing security controls, and increasing security awareness through training.

CONNECTING YOU TO MORE SECURE MOBILE PAYMENTS

With one swipe of a standard credit card, you’ve shared your name and card number with a business – and potentially any cybercriminal who can access that data. From credit cards to ePassports, UL helps businesses design and deploy secure mobile payment and identification systems. We help make sure the devices you use have the protection they need to keep your information confidential.

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Smart payment, or “chip and PIN,” cards are a more secure replacement for cards with magnetic stripes. Magnetic stripes contain sensitive financial information that can easily be copied and used to generate counterfeit cards that contain your account details. In contrast, new smart payment systems transmit one-time use serial numbers to decrease fraud risk. UL works with the world’s largest banks, financial institutions and credit card issuers to facilitate the adoption of security standards and other safety measures.

CONNECTING THE NEXT GENERATION TO SAFETY

UL, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, developed Safety Smart®, a global educational program designed to improve children's awareness and understanding of safety, health and environmental issues. With contests, videos, games, songs, and other great resources for parents and teachers, the SafetySmart® program makes learning about safety fun.

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UL’s Innovative Education Award supports innovative non-profit programs that engage students in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program aims to empower our next generation of leaders to develop science-based sustainability solutions.

STAY CONNECTED WITH UL

UL helps connect you to a safer, more secure and sustainable future. We verify marketing claims, test and certify products for safety, performance, and sustainability, and share safety science expertise and knowledge to help you connect to a better life.

A Connected Golf Swing

Connection is key to a great golf swing. It is a term that describes the relationship of the triangle formed by the shoulders and arms relative to the body’s rotational movement. A connected swing has all parts working in proper order – hips, torso, shoulders and arms. This harmony of movement creates an efficient swing with effortless power.

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