UL Inc

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We have been committed to our mission of working for a safer world since our founding in 1894. One way we live our mission is through Corporate Sustainability, integrating it into every facet of our work. We believe our global reach and safety science expertise make us uniquely positioned to have a profound and positive impact on the world.

UL positively impacts our planet, its people and their prosperity as we work for a safer, more secure and sustainable world.


At UL, we strive to minimize the adverse impacts our global offices and operations have on the environment. We make a concerted effort to responsibly manage our utility usage, reduce the waste we generate and engage our employees in finding creative solutions to environmental problems in their communities.


Our commitment to people means taking care of our employees, as well as the public we serve. By prioritizing initiatives like employee volunteerism, nonprofit partnerships, disaster relief and charitable donations, we strive to improve lives.


We are proud of the fact that our services and offerings help make the world safer, more secure and sustainable. But the positive impact we have on society does not end with us. It grows with every company that employs our services, in every geography where we are located and with every person that utilizes UL Certified products. The inherent goodness of our work provides us the unique opportunity and ability to promote sustainability every day, in everything we do.

From employee volunteerism and financial donations to reducing our environmental impact and providing sustainability services, we ensure there are ways for everyone at UL to be engaged in Corporate Sustainability.

Our Call to Action

We are committing to clean 125 Streams around the world in support of the UN SDGs 3, 6, 11, and 17. We want to model corporate sustainability for our neighbors, raise awareness about the importance of the UN SDGs and make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.


* The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Our employees all across the globe have signed up to clean 125 streams, to make an impact and raise awareness about the critical importance of clean, safe drinking water for all people. On September 25th, our CEO and President, Keith Willliams will clean a stream with volunteers from our corporate headquarters and our non-profit partnership organization, Lake Forest Open Lands. We will have television and press coverage to spread the word about the importance of the UN Sustainable Development goals and responsible corporate citizenship. We will also have an educational address given to all volunteers about Global Action Week and the SDGs. Prior to this stream cleanup on 9/25, we will be posting information about the SDGs and our volunteer action to all of our social media sites - Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Our hope is to inspire our corporate peers to embrace the SDGs in their own sustainability goal setting. Meanwhile, our stream cleanups will be continuing all around the globe until we have reached our goal of 125 clean streams by World Water Day, March 22, 2020.
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Lake Forest Open Lands and other non-profit partners around the globe.
Countries We Work in
GLOBAL United States of America
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SDGs We Tackle
3 Good Health & Well-Being 6 Clean Water & Sanitation 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 17 Partnerships for the Goals