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Sustainable Company Certification – UL 880

Measure your progress from isolated sustainability activities to a vision of integration and make sustainability and performance part of your overall enterprise goals and functions.

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UL developed and published the UL 880 Standard for Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations after a rigorous stakeholder engagement process in collaboration with the GreenBiz group.

UL 880 covers five domains of sustainability:

  • Sustainability governance – How an organization leads and manages itself in relation to its stakeholders, including its employees, investors, regulatory authorities, customers and the communities in which it operates
  • Environment – An organization's environmental footprint across its policies, operations, products and services, including its resource use and emissions
  • Workplace – An organization’s working conditions, culture and effectiveness
  • Customers and suppliers – An organization's policies and practices on product safety, quality, pricing and marketing as well as its supply chain policies and practices
  • Social and community engagement – An organization's impact on its community in the areas of social equity, ethical conduct and human rights

graphic showing the 5 domains; governance for sustainability, environment, work force, customers and suppliers, community engagement and human rights


  • Differentiate your brand – Today's educated consumers and shareholders have become much more selective. Third-party certification can help you communicate your brand as a sustainable option.
  • Position for success – Research linking financial performance with sustainability performance is clear. Companies that build sustainability into their core business operations and functions perform better.
  • Attract the best – New employees want to work for mission-driven companies.

Why UL

We can help you differentiate your brand, position your company for success in your sustainability journey and recruit talent that is attracted to mission-driven companies.

Related standards

UL 880 Standard for Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations

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