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Sustainability Consulting Advisory Services

Increasingly, consumers, investors and professional purchasers are demanding more sustainable products and services. You can meet these demands and help build stakeholder trust and loyalty by integrating sustainability into your overall business strategy.

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Overview

Our sustainability consulting helps companies take charge of their green strategies, transforming environmental leadership into greater market share, consumer trust and increased profitability. Our experts engage with you to identify and capture market opportunities, manage risks, and reduce costs through sustainability initiatives.

From helping establish clear strategies to validating green efforts and achievements, we empower your communication, innovations, progress and performance in the market. UL is your trusted partner in sustainability. Our advisory services include:

  • Validating corporate-branded sustainability portfolios or programs, e.g., waste diversion programs
  • Promoting the integration of sustainable thinking into new product development processes through staff training, e.g., design for sustainability training
  • Validating innovative sustainability claims
  • Establishing sustainability strategies to achieve corporate and environmental goals
  • Enabling sustainable sourcing for retailers and buyers
  • Linking product or portfolio sustainable value propositions to customer needs, and enabling product differentiation and selection
  • Developing sustainability marketing claims and messaging strategies to convey value in the marketplace in a credible, cohesive and compelling way

Benefits

Whether we’re providing technical assistance to help you align with market demands and standards or offering guidance on emerging trends and market developments, our sustainability expertise helps you:

  • Decrease costs associated with manufacturing and operations
  • Increase revenue through development of better products or identification of new business opportunities
  • Gain visibility into the impacts of your products and processes, giving you the insight and information needed to mitigate financial and/or brand risk.
  • Increase supply chain transparency
  • Develop processes to reduce impact and drive innovation.

Learn to target and articulate your investments in environmental and social initiatives in ways that will resonate with and compel your customers, prospects, suppliers, employees, investors and communities.

UL is home to experts in the fields of sustainability, circular economy, indoor air quality, environmental health sciences, environmental chemistry and chemistry. Our team of Ph.D. level scientists and industry experts guides UL in standards development and provides technical guidance to help clients navigate complex issues in the health, sustainability, environmental and supply chain arenas.

Why UL

We reinforce credibility of sustainable product claims through our robust certification, validation and testing services, helping our customers support their sustainability stories in ways that are meaningful to — and differentiating for — their organizations and their target markets.

“We work with UL Environment, because they are the premier certification organization for environmental matters.  The UL endorsement lends credibility to our greener products.”

  • Al Ianuzzi
  • Senior Director of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson
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