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UL Environment Validation and Certification

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UL Environment's validation and certification programs cover a wide range of environmental claims made by manufacturers related to product attributes, such as energy efficiency, recycled content and volatile organic compound emissions and content, to name a few. Products with validated claims are included in UL's extensive, searchable Database of Validated and Certified Products and may carry the Environmental Claims Validated logo on their marketing materials and packaging.

The Sustainable Product Certification service certifies products, processes or materials to industry-accepted environmental standards, such as ones being developed by UL Environment and industry groups. When products are certified, manufacturers are able to use the Sustainable Product Certification Mark per terms of the standard of reference.

Backed by UL’s century-long legacy of trust, product safety testing, and technical expertise, UL Environment provides the marketplace with credible, third-party solutions to today’s green business challenges. From standards development, product validation, and environmental certification to lifecycle-based product impact reporting, corporate consulting, and enterprise-level sustainability certification, UL Environment offers a comprehensive suite of services that help forward-thinking companies become true marketplace leaders.

Here's a partial list of environmental marketing claims that UL validates:

Recycled content

Rapidly renewable materials

Regional materials

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions

Volatile organic compound (VOC) content

Energy efficiency

Water efficiency

Hazardous or toxic substances

"Absence of"claims

Reclamation programs

Mold resistance

Manufacturing energy audits

Degradability

Compostability

 

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