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Responsible Sourcing

We offer a full portfolio of responsible sourcing services to address the evolving needs of the marketplace.

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UL Solutions recognizes that a global supply chain presents a unique set of challenges in assessing sustainable practices across different regions and products. The composition of multi-tier supply chains adds an additional layer of complexity to monitoring efforts.  

That’s why we take a customizable and holistic approach to support our clients in developing their responsible sourcing program based on clients’ unique business strategies and supply chains, delivering auditing and advisory services that meet the evolving needs of the marketplace. 

The six pillars of UL Solutions Responsible Sourcing services 

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Developing responsible sourcing programs

• Code of conduct review
• Benchmarking codes and program elements
• Environmental policy benchmarks
• Specialized standard development
• Supplier manuals
• CSR manuals
• Program manuals

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Supply chain risk and due diligence

• Supply chain mapping
• Risk identification
• Risk analysis
• Research
• Due diligence

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Improving audit programs

• Development or customization of audit tools
• Grading tools
• Scoring methodology
• Harmonizing social compliance program audits

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Specialized audits

• Third-party audits
• Code of conduct audits
• Technical audits
• Traceability audits
• Investigations
• Social labor audits
• CTPAT security audits

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Audit alternatives

• Using existing audit reports to provide regrades, waivers and exemptions
• Specialized desktop document review

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Improving supplier performance

• Training (eg. root cause analysis & management systems training)
• Correction action & preventive action (CAPA)

Advantages of UL Solutions’ responsible sourcing solutions  

Global reach

UL Solutions has provided auditing and advisory services to more than 500 retailers, brands, and suppliers. Our employees represent over 30 nationalities and languages. Our global footprint covers 120 countries, where we conduct over 20,000 social assessments each year. As such, we can quickly deploy resources to offer service in newly emerging markets. 

Trusted expertise

Drawing on more than 20 years of industry leadership experience, UL Solutions provides tailored solutions to responsible sourcing challenges across a variety of industries and regions.

Responsible sourcing audit programs

UL Solutions supports a number of third-party audit schemes and offers key audit services.  

UL Solutions supported audit schemes

  • amfori’s Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
  • amfori’s Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) 
  • Alliance for Responsible Mining Fairmined Standard 
  • Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM 3.0) 
  • ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP)
  • London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery
  • Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Validated Assessment Process (VAP) and non-VAP Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP)
  • Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) Code of Practices and Chain of Custody
  • Seafood Task Force Traceability and Vessel Assessments
  • Supplier Compliance Audit Network (SCAN) Association
  • Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA)

Proprietary audit services provided by UL Solutions 

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