UL's environmental responsibility audits provide a comprehensive review of compliance with environmental laws and regulations and relevant international standards such as the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) guidelines.
UL’s Environmental Responsibility Audits Based on Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Guidelines
As environmental and sustainability initiatives become more important to business, their stakeholders, investors, and partners need to show that they are responding to the demands of environmental protection. UL’s Environmental Responsibility Audit employs a set of step-by-step environmental management tools that help companies identify opportunities for improvement in raw material processing, manufacturing, and service facilities.
UL’s Environmental Responsibility Audit covers the following scope:
- Air, water and wastewater monitoring
- Wastewater discharge and waste disposal
- Pollution prevention
- Chemical and other hazardous materials management
- Land use and biodiversity
- Emergency and accident response preparedness
- Training breadth
- Performance measurements and continuous improvement programs
Key insights from UL audits help businesses identify if they and their partners have sufficient processes and systems in place to manage environmental responsibility.
UL Wasterwater Onsite Assessments and Testing Based on ZDZHC Principles
To help minimize potential damage to surrounding ecosystems and communities from harmful wastewater discharge, UL offers wastewater onsite assessment and testing solutions based on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) principles. The onsite wastewater assessment examines water use, wastewater management systems and chemicals management systems in place to identify related risks in order to mitigate and establish supply chain best practices.
UL’s wastewater testing service utilizes a methodical, scientific and facts-based approach to determine chemicals present in a company’s supply chain. The wastewater testing process uses state-of-the-art laboratories in Europe and Asia Pacific to safeguard against banned and high-risk chemicals and ensure partners comply with company requirements. UL specializes in testing for the 11 priority chemicals of concern identified by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.