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Responsible Sourcing Solutions

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

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UL 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 Responsible Sourcing services

The six pillars of UL Responsible Sourcing services

Advantages of UL’s responsible sourcing solutions

Global reach

UL 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 provides tailored solutions to responsible sourcing challenges across a variety of industries and regions

Responsible sourcing audit programs

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

UL 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)
  • Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS)
  • 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

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