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UL Environmental Claim Validation

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Environmental claim validations are agents of assurance, providing independent proof that products are exactly as they claim to be. Underwriters Laboratory (UL)'s Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) service and label, tests a manufacturer’s product and validates that the environmental claims they make in their marketing and packaging materials are factual. Claims validated include: recycled content, regional materials, rapidly renewable content, recyclability, VOC content, reclamation, mold-resistance, landfill waste diversion, energy saving power strips and innovative claims. Manufacturers then may use the Environmental Claims Validated logo on marketing materials and packaging. Once the product claims have been validated, details are posted on UL Environment’s Database of Validated and Certified Products, an online tool that allows users to identify sustainable products by product category, company name, product name or type of claim.

Learn more: UL Environmental Claim Validation websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with UL Environmental Claim Validation's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

UL Environment

Member of

ISO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

UL Energy Efficiency Verified, UL Environment Multi-Attribute Certification, EcoLogo, and GREENGUARD


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Buildings Cleaning products Electronics Energy Forest products / Paper Packaging Other


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016