UL Environment's Green Laboratory Practices Certification is based on UL 2842 Standard for Green Laboratory Operations, a multi-attribute standard focused on environmental policies and best practices for healthcare laboratory interiors and operations. All certified facilities must meet or exceed each of the listed criteria before receiving the UL Environment Certification Mark.
The criteria in UL 2842 Standard for Green Laboratory Operations cover environmental policies such as energy and water use; waste generation, recycling and purchasing; equipment selection and usage policies; lighting performance and usage policies; consumable supplies including paper, packaging and chemicals; cleaning products; and occupant behavior training.
The Green Laboratory Practices Certification program offers credible, third-party certification of facilities looking to lead in environmental stewardship and provide a healthier environment for patients and employees.
The Green Laboratory Practices Certification signals that the laboratory meets both human health and safety criteria that are scientifically developed, multi-stakeholder reviewed and robustly vetted.
Achievement of the UL Green Laboratory Practices Certification supports compliance with The Ministry of Health of China Green Hospital Plan.
Use of UL Environment certified products, like GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO, can help contribute to the achievement of Green Laboratory Practices Certification.
Facilities that achieve certification are listed on the UL Environment Sustainable Product Guide and can display the UL Environment Certification Mark in signage and promotional materials.