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Organization overview

We believe that safe and responsible innovation creates a better future for all. To fulfill a common mission of working for a safer world, UL solves critical challenges through business solutions while our nonprofit affiliate, Underwriters Laboratories, is dedicated to the discovery and application of scientific knowledge.

Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories conducts rigorous independent research and analyzes safety data, convenes experts worldwide to address risks, shares knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develops UL Standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies.

UL

To advance the company mission, UL offers testing, inspection, auditing, certification, verification, advisory, training, analytics and digital solutions. With scientific research and data-driven insights, we help companies around the world get their innovations to market.

We are organized into two business units to best serve the global community: the Connected Technologies business unit and the Retail and Industry business unit.

Connected Technologies

The Connected Technologies business unit was organized to take advantage of ongoing digital transformation trends across industries as well as the evolution from products to systems. This business unit aims to address new customer challenges related to cybersecurity, wireless services, functional safety, human factors engineering and other ecosystem-driven advancements.

Appliances, HVAC/R and Lighting
Appliances, HVAC/R and Lighting
Automotive
Automotive
ConsumerTechnology
Consumer
Technology
Energy and Power Technologies
Energy and Power Technologies
Identity Management and Security
Identity Management and Security
Life and Health Sciences
Life and Health Sciences
Small Appliances
Small Appliances

Retail and Industry

The Retail and Industry business unit leverages product and global regulatory expertise combined with software solutions to help organizations in the chemicals, materials and components supply chain, retail and consumer products, and building and construction segments better address the growing complexity of their value chains. This business unit helps customers address increasing global regulations and requirements complexity to ensure safer products, buildings and workers, manage overall brand risk, focus on safe, healthy and sustainable products and living spaces, and support our customers to win in their marketplace.

Building and Life Safety Technologies
Building and Life Safety Technologies
Consumer and Retail Services
Consumer and Retail Services
Environment and Sustainability
Environment and Sustainability
Materials and Supply Chain
Materials and Supply Chain
Wire and Cable
Wire and Cable

Our year in review

The last year of the decade was a transformative one for UL. In 2019, we experienced historic leadership changes and achieved growth through acquisitions, laboratory openings and expansions around the world. Finally, we shared our knowledge with stakeholders at key events across the globe.

Numbers to know

world

Our employees live in over

40Countries

Expertise

125 Years of expertise

Customers

Our customers are
based in more than

100Countries

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