UL Awarded the First Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) Certificate in Greater China to GP Batteries and Unveiled Strategic Cooperation on Green and Environmental Protection

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 10:00 +08

UL and GP Batteries International Limited (“GP Batteries”), held the grand Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) certificate presentation and strategic cooperation signing ceremony in Hong Kong on 27 September 2018. UL awarded the UL ECVP 2809 Certificate to GP Batteries at the ceremony. This makes GP Batteries the first battery manufacturer with ECV Certificate in Greater China.

Is Southeast Asia Safe? Where are the Safest Places, and Why.

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2018 16:17 +08

What is safety, how do we measure safety and more importantly, how do we #improvesafety in Southeast Asia? While some countries have adopted similar international #safetystandards, they experience different #safetyoutcomes than other countries such as Singapore — why is that so? Download "How Safe is Southeast Asia" infographic at https://bit.ly/2JfO61r

UL International to Expand in Singapore – Focus on Cybersecurity, Inter-operability and Connectivity, and Sustainability Management

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 13:19 +08

Future Plans also include Deepening Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Capabilities

UL’s SPOT™ Sustainable Product Platform Reaches 100,000 Product Families and Adds ENERGY STAR, Safer Choice Certified Products

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2018 18:14 +08

UL Launches UL 3600, Starting the Development Process For the First Standard to Help Companies Evaluate Circular Economy Efforts

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 14:36 +08

MARIETTA, GA., September 25, 2018 — UL today introduced UL 3600, the certification document for Measuring and Reporting Circular Economy Aspects of Products, Sites and Organizations. Following a standards development process with stakeholders, UL 3600 will be the first standard that evaluates the circularity of companies’ material flows. Circular Economy is widely seen as an important aspect of company sustainability efforts because these initiatives can help companies continue to grow, while managing resource scarcity, supply chain volatility and changing global regulations. Companies can begin certifying to UL 3600 now.

UL 3600 helps address an urgent need for methods to measure circularity progress in light of global megatrends – including climate change, resource constraints, and bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals – that are already having significant impacts on human and ecosystem health. The certification document provides the foundation of UL’s Circularity Facts™ Program, through which UL evaluates a company’s efforts to move from a linear economy mindset to a more sustainable, circular approach that eliminates waste and keeps materials in productive use longer. Through the program, UL is able to report on several aspects of sustainability, including the use of recycled content (such as closed-loop recycled content), bio-based content, recyclability, waste minimization and zero waste to landfill.

Companies that pursue certification to UL 3600 will have their material flows evaluated across three dimensions— product, facility, and enterprise— and the results will be reported in a Circularity Facts™ Report. The report serves as a transparency tool that shows a visual representation of a company’s circularity efforts, and it can grow with a company as it expands the scope of its own circularity thinking and program.

“UL is pleased to introduce the world’s first certification to measure a company’s Circular Economy initiatives,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager for UL’s Environment division. “Global issues such as supply chain constraints, recent restrictions on recycling imports and resource scarcity are pushing Circular Economy thinking to the forefront for many companies, and UL offers a way to track and measure progress on these initiatives, and communicate them to the marketplace in a transparent way.”

The development of UL 3600 is an important mark of progress in Circular Economy and a signal that the concepts are starting to be applied more widely. UL anticipates that UL 3600 and the Circularity Facts Program will continue to evolve, potentially incorporating substances of concern, supply chain and social issues, and even more robust analytics in time. In the meantime, UL’s certification document can be used to improve a company’s understanding of the material flows and the impact of those flows. With wider adoption and the resulting consistency in the data collected, there is the potential for greater understanding of the circularity of whole supply chains, which in turn will enable stakeholders to prioritize the systems, processes, materials, and products that help mitigate some of the substantial environmental threats economies face today.

UL’s William F. Hoffman III, Ph.D., UL Corporate Fellow and senior scientist, and primary author of the UL 3600 Standard, will speak on the topic of Circular Economy at the upcoming VERGE 18 conference in Oakland Ca. on a panel entitled “Meaningful Metrics for New Models” on Wednesday, October 17th.

Visit our website to learn more about the Circularity Facts™ program and download UL 3600.

About UL’s Environment Division

UL’s Environment division works to advance global sustainability, environmental health and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals—and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, chemical transparency organizational sustainability certification and consulting. For more information, visit http://www.ul.com/environment and connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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UL introduced UL 3600, the certification document for Measuring and Reporting Circular Economy Aspects of Products, Sites and Organizations. UL 3600 will be the first standard that evaluates the circularity of companies’ material flows. Circular Economy is widely seen as an important aspect of company sustainability efforts.

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Penerapan LED Lighting Breakneck Indonesia Mendorong Kualitas Produk dan Akses Pasar

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2018 11:47 +08

​Asia Tenggara merupakan pasar yang semakin penting untuk light-emitting diodes (LED). Sebagian besar pertumbuhannya berasal dari konsumen perkotaan, komersial dan perumahan di seluruh wilayah, khususnya di Indonesia.

Indonesia’s LED Lighting Breakneck Adoption Drives Product Quality and Market Access

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2018 11:37 +08

​Southeast Asia is an increasingly important market for light-emitting diodes (LED). Most of the growth comes from municipal, commercial and home consumers across the region, particularly Indonesia. To tap new sales opportunities, manufacturers in this region will need to understand what’s driving demand as well as the need and process for testing quality products amid greater regulatory control.

UL Acquires Medical Device Usability, Medical Human Factors Business

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2018 15:08 +08

UL announced the acquisition of Medical Device Usability, a Cambridge, UK-based human factors services business that specializes in medical technology, particularly medical devices, drug delivery products, and in-vitro diagnostic devices. This expands UL’s global footprint and expertise in human factors services

Memberikan Akses Energi Aman ke Jutaan Pengguna di Asia Tenggara

Blog posts   •   Aug 03, 2018 10:15 +08

Pemerintah yang merancang komposisi energi tidak hanya mencari pasokan, namun juga tempat penyimpanan dan pendistribusian energi yang efisien. Baterai, yang digunakan bersama sumber energi terbarukan, menjadi aspek utama dari agenda ini. Namun, jaminan apa yang kita miliki bahwa pasokan energi ini aman?

Delivering Last Mile and Safe Energy Access to Millions in Southeast Asia

Blog posts   •   Aug 03, 2018 10:15 +08

Governments designing the energy mix are not just looking at supply, but also efficient storage and distribution of energy. Batteries, used with renewable energy sources are a key aspect of the agenda. However, what assurance do we have that this energy supply is safe?

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