Environmental Responsibility Advisory Services


UL's environmental responsibility advisory services provide the global business intelligence that companies need to develop, implement, assess and effectively manage environmental programs across the entire supply chain. We offer practical guidance that enables our clients to proactively achieve their business goals, now and in the future.


As a trusted advisor, UL helps guide businesses in the development or improvement of their environmental responsibility programs through benchmarking, risk analysis, code of conduct and supplier standards development, audit tool and protocol creation, training and education, and monitoring and remediation.


Drawing from extensive industry knowledge and best practices, UL delivers innovative custom environmental responsibility management solutions that can establish, assess, track and measure supply chain sustainability programs.



Apparel, textiles, dietary supplements, electronics, electrical, food, beverages, footwear, leather goods, general consumer merchandise, furniture, candle accessories, health and beauty care, household chemicals, jewelry, watches, OTC/pharmaceuticals, premiums and promotional products, store brands/private labels, toys, nursery and children’s products


Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Provides a global cross-industry platform to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems.
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Business-led initiative that provides a common code of conduct and supports efforts toward building an ethical supply chain by providing a step-by-step development-oriented system, applicable to all sectors and all sourcing countries.
Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and RBA Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program Code of conduct provides guidelines for performance and compliance with critical CSR policies. RBA provides tools to audit compliance with the code and helps companies report progress.
Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS) Shared code of ethics, tools and audit protocols predominately for France-based companies.
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) A process for a common best-practice guide, audit report format and corrective action format; built around measuring compliance against the ETI Base Code.
Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) Software portal for sharing data from workplace assessments and communicating corrective actions.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Five-step certification system focused on lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world.
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) The ETI Base Code is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is an internationally recognized code of labor practice.
Social Accountability International (SAI) SA 8000 Social accountability certification standards for decent workplaces across all industrial sectors.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management System Series of voluntary standards focused on environmental auditing, environmental performance evaluation, environmental labeling and life-cycle assessment.