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Five Ways to Make Your UL Work More Sustainable

Whether you’re working with UL on a product certification, marketing claim verification or specialized inspection, here are five ways you can make more sustainable choices as a customer.

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April 27, 2022

To stay competitive in today’s global marketplace, all companies must address sustainability. With pressure from regulators, investors and customers to make the world greener, take action now to reduce the effects of climate change, create more circular products and provide more transparency into your supply chain and its social impact.

Whether you’re working with UL on a product certification, marketing claim verification or specialized inspection, here are five ways you can make more sustainable choices as a customer.

1. Digitize your invoices

Every day, companies face choices that can impact the environment. Making the greener choice — like electing to receive your invoices digitally instead of printed on paper — results in fewer emissions from printing and mailing your regular billing communications. To switch to digital invoices, contact our customer team.

2. Engage virtually

Choosing to have virtual meetings rather than in-person events removes the carbon impact you generate when you travel and minimizes costs to your organization. UL can also conduct inspections virtually. For more information on taking your fieldwork virtual, contact your field engineer. 

3. Take advantage of digital tools

Digital tools like UL Product iQTM and the myUL® Client Portal can provide many business advantages. Product iQ replaces the need for an outdated, physical listing of certification information. myUL is a digital platform that houses everything from inspection reports to invoices and other important documents, removing the need to maintain printed physical copies. 

4. Carbon footprint management

Managing your carbon footprint, or the total amount of greenhouse gas you generate, can provide a huge benefit to your organization. Whether it’s to increase your appeal to investors or to help keep operating costs down through investments in LED lighting, shrinking your carbon footprint can mean measurable growth for your bottom line. Once you decide to take this step, software like Turbo Carbon™ empowers you to provide reporting to your stakeholders in a simple, efficient and cost-effective manner.

5. Explore UL’s sustainability and environment solutions

Conquer your compliance challenges, deliver on your sustainability goals and impress customers and stakeholders with sustainability solutions from UL. Our services include:

Read more about how our sustainability solutions can empower your business operations.

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