We work to mitigate risks, enable fearless innovation and help our customers transform promising opportunities into rewarding realities. We have honed our ability to focus on our core strengths while advancing our capabilities to deliver new offerings to meet customers’ changing needs.
I want to thank and congratulate the UL team for understanding not just the product and process but our company’s needs as well.
- Thomas White
- Director of product management, Best Lighting Products, U.S.
Evolving our capabilities
In 2019, our evolved capabilities helped customers by:
Building confidence in new technology
The North Face’s FUTURELIGHT™ fabric
For more than 50 years, The North Face has been on a mission to provide the best gear possible for athletes and explorers. To verify the unique waterproof and breathable capabilities of its new FUTURELIGHT™ fabric, we used processes designed to test first responder protective equipment, including dumping over 200 gallons of water per hour on the test garment. FUTURELIGHT endured the challenge, and The North Face achieved the first Verified Mark for performance textiles and fabrics.
Simplifying certification processes
Self-service speeds sign certifications
We developed a digital process that allows us to maintain confidence in our certifications while streamlining the workflow. Customers can now work though much of the process entirely online. They can go from obtaining a quote, accessing e-learning modules and scheduling their orientation visit, to applying the UL Mark to their compliant signs in their own factories in just a few days.
Delivering dependable innovation
Component reliability testing for electric vehicles (EVs)
Advanced automotive technology is often exposed to challenging conditions including vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity, atmospheric pressure, shock, and exposure to dust, salt and oil. We help our customers innovate confidently with offerings that assess the reliability of EV components.
We are grateful to UL’s engineer for the technical finding, which helped our engineering design team to identify the design error at an earlier stage.
- TechTronic Industries
- Hong Kong
Evolving our capabilities
Using science to advance trust
Authenticating diamonds with Project Assure
In response to the increasing difficulty of identifying and separating undisclosed synthetic diamonds from natural diamonds, we collaborated with the Diamond Producers Association to create the Diamond Verification Instrument Standard, a consistent process for gauging the accuracy of Diamond Verification Instruments.
Increasing speed to market
myUL™ is a unified, secure online portal where our customers can manage their UL projects. The new portal replaces MyHome and offers better visibility, enhanced insights and increased functionality. Through the enhanced collaboration features offered by myUL, we can help our customers advance the pace of innovation, drive growth and increase speed to market.