Mainstream product safety concerns have expanded dramatically over the years.  Where product safety risks largely meant fire, casualty and shock a decade ago, consumers and institutional purchasers are increasingly concerned with risks to the environment and personal health.

UL enables manufacturers to create better products in a more environmentally responsible way through the development of multi-attribute sustainability standards that cover more than 200 product categories. UL also has North America’s most specified and recognized indoor air quality standard in GREENGUARD, and one of the most globally accepted Environmental Product Declaration programs for disclosing the life-cycle environmental impacts of products.

Product sustainability is a compelling topic for many business and consumer audiences due to its timeliness within the global discourse, but also to its changing dynamics.

Story ideas

  • Transparency tools for understanding and comparing the true impact of products
  • Implications of the newly revised FTC Green Guides
  • Green purchasing advancing further up supply chain