UL’s Product Lens™ Certification is designed to provide manufacturers with product transparency that offers chemical hazard disclosure in a way that is clear and meaningful to buyers.
The UL Product Lens report includes an exposure risk assessment in addition to hazard-based disclosure. Risk assessments model exposure concentrations and evaluate human exposure in real-life context to determine whether or not products pose a material threat. While a chemical of concern may be contained in the product, the risk assessment determines if it presents an exposure risk or not. This information enables buyers and prospects to understand whether or not a product is potentially hazardous during typical usage scenarios rather than potentially drawing inaccurate conclusions based on a product’s chemical content. This extensive insight provides complete context that helps manufacturers understand their materials, hazards and potential exposure risks to satisfy the transparency demands of green building markets.
By working with UL to deliver chemical information disclosure in a Product Lens report, manufacturers access growing sustainable building markets that are demanding this type of product transparency. In addition, manufacturers who access a Product Lens report can:
- Help specifiers earn the LEED v4 Material Ingredient disclosure credit
- Provide context to communicate actual risks that product ingredients pose better than other disclosure tools available, which prevents inaccurate conclusions that a product is harmful
- Help keep propriety product information confidential, while providing transparency into products
- Establish a competitive advantage over others in the marketplace
- Demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and human health.
UL’s commitment to scientific leadership and objective authority helps manufacturers achieve a level of trust in the marketplace around chemical information disclosure. This trust can be a differentiator in the crowded building materials marketplace.