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Sustainability

We help businesses bring sustainability into alignment with their strategies and make it easier to track, measure and share the results of sustainable performance and initiatives with stakeholders.

Balance responsibility and results  

Demand for greater corporate responsibility and disclosure from the investors, business customers and consumers, regulators and other stakeholders is growing. At the same time, the requirement for deeper content about companies’ policies and performance has grown, requiring companies to reach into their supply chain for more data –and using that information to inform procurement decision-making. CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project –reports that disclosure  to the CDP Supply Chain Program grew from 27% in 2008 to a 64% in 2018;meanwhile, 63% of corporate members of the program are either currently using, or considering using, data from CDP disclosures to influence whether they contract with suppliers.1

Our strategic solutions can enable companies wherever they are on their journey toward sustainability, address all of these needs and reduce reducing complexity and confusion with vital knowledge, tools and services to drive positive change, meet regulatory requirements and clearly demonstrate a business’s commitment to communities and sustainability.

We can help you break down the overarching concept of sustainability to better understand what you are already doing well and where you can make improvements through our solutions that offer quick start analysis of your people, process and tools to help you map your sustainability journey. You’ll gain a better understanding of exactly how regulations and social expectations affect your business in all of your target markets. We’ll assist you in developing a plan to address sustainability gaps, in your sourcing, manufacturing and distribution networks. And our analytical, learning and reporting tools make it easier to improve, track analyze, understand, and report sustainability efforts.

If positioning your products for market preference is what you need, UL can help you identify the drivers for market facing claims relevant to your products and establish a plan of action to position your solutions for marketplace success. You’ll secure a better understanding of the greener product marketplace, and we will support you in creating a practical targeted plan to capture value.

For those organizations further along in their sustainability journeys, our sustainability reporting and supply chain management tools and professional services –along with our experts in GHG, Circular Economy, and waste diversion -can help you take your programs further, faster. And our premier ecolabelling programs and green marketing claim tools are available now to help you get noticed in the marketplace.

1SustainAbility. “Rate the Raters 2019: Expert Views on ESG Ratings. February 2019.” [Online]. https://sustainability.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SA-RateTheRaters-2019-04.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2019.

Reduce complexity

Our global presence brings you a world of expertise combined with a diverse local knowledge. We can help you harmonize the needs of regulatory, industry and social demands across your markets. We’ll assist you in driving sustainability practices across all business operations and activities. Our testing, certification, inspection and business intelligence solutions help you expand knowledge, anticipate and respond to risk, and increase transparencyacross your value chain. 

Build a sustainable future

Whether you need to quickly address a critical need or want to manage long-term change, we can deliver the expertise and service needed to strategically address challenges and build your business’s sustainable future.

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