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 website
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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Last updated: 26 May 2016