Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification

Overview

Manufacturers that achieve Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification demonstrate marketplace leadership and a commitment to health and environmental stewardship. Customers use these voluntary, multi-attribute, lifecycle based environmental certifications to indicate that a product complies with stringent third party environmental performance standards. These standards set metrics for a host of environmental criteria, including energy reduction, waste diversion, recyclability and natural resource conservation.

Definition

Compliance with stringent third party environmental performance standards. UL offers Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification for the following industries:

  • Building Materials/Finishes
  • Flooring
  • Furniture and Upholstery Fabrics
  • Janitorial/Sanitation
  • Household Cleaning
  • Toys
  • Mobile Phones
  • Office Supplies

UL is also proud to be an approved certifying body for the following industry certification programs:

  • BIFMA level® certification
  • NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric
  • TCNA Green Squared Certification
Benefits

Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification communicate a product's environmental performance throughout its lifecycle, enabling purchasers to identify holistically greener products that have been evaluated and substantiated by a trusted third party. UL's proven technical and scientific expertise affords manufacturers the ability to establish trust and build confidence with their customers -- a clear competitive advantage in a marketplace riddled with confusion and mistrust over green claims.


DELIVERABLES

Provides a detailed disclosure of product impacts as defined by the relevant product category rule.


For more information on UL's Multi-attribute sustainability certification services, please contact us at +1.888.485.4733.


PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Furniture/furnishings, electronics, cleaning/paper, juvenile, toy, building materials

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