NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 20, 2015 — UL Environment and UL Information & Insights (I&I), two business divisions of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced their unique contributions to the upcoming Sustainable Brands ’15 conference taking place in San Diego June 1-4. Please visit www.ulinsights.com/sb2015 for detailed information on all the engagements scheduled to take place.
These two divisions of the independent safety science company are uniquely positioned in the industry to support brands in their efforts to make and market better, safer, more sustainable products. Brands today face numerous global market challenges, including materials sourcing, social responsibility, local and national regulatory compliance, brand protection (particularly when making sustainability claims), and ultimately – meeting the needs of the consumer.
UL i&i will be presenting in-depth demonstrations of both its PurView (www.ulpurview.com) responsible sourcing platform and GoodGuide app (www.goodguide.com). UL's PurView℠ Platform is a comprehensive decision-support solution that enables manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to collect, analyze, evaluate and manage their supply chain against sustainability criteria. GoodGuide is a comprehensive, authoritative public resource for information about the health, environmental and social performance of consumer products and companies.
During the conference’s popular Activation Hubs, conference attendees will be invited to see first-hand how retailers, brands and consumers are using the PurView and GoodGuide platforms to design, source, market and purchase products that are environmentally sustainable and produced using ethical sourcing of raw materials and labor.
At the Market Insights Workshop on Monday, June 1, UL Environment’s director of public affairs, Mark Rossolo, will be sharing UL’s latest intelligence on how green certifications and claims impact consumer brand preference and purchase intent. He will be offering additional insights during Monday evening’s Activation Hub session at UL’s booth #115 in the Supply Chain & Procurement area of the Activation Hub. On Tuesday, June 2, visitors to the UL Booth (#115) in the Activation Hub during the 6:15 p.m. networking break are invited to engage in the exploration of how brands should be tackling chemical content safety assessments for their products. The conversation will be hosted by Dr. Angela Griffiths, director of the UL Environment Advisory Services team, and will include market drivers, advances in research in the chemical evaluation arena, and best practices recommendations.
“With the enhanced scrutiny in the marketplace on how brands are tackling the sustainability challenge from both B2B purchasers and consumers, it’s important to know how to ‘do sustainability’ in a meaningful way that aligns with your corporate goals,” said Lisa Meier, vice president and general manager of UL Environment. “Sustainable Brands is the ideal venue to share knowledge and connect with leading brand innovators to help craft a successful future for all.”
About UL Environment
UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals—and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and sustainability advisory services. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment, and connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.
About UL Information & Insights
UL’s I&I intelligence tools and related services give companies trusted insight to easily manage complex global supply chains, both efficiently and holistically. I&I provides access to the world’s most comprehensive chemical, material, components and product data, designed to mitigate inventory risk, manage regulatory complexities and improve overall supply chain decision-making processes. UL fosters innovation by providing streamlined, searchable access to essential data necessary to make informed, timely choices about sources, materials, ingredients and finished products. With I&I, tools, businesses can develop superior products and create sustainable profitability. For more information about I&I, please visit: www.ulinsights.com.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.