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Underwriters Laboratories

Primary Contact

Sonya Bird
International Harmonization Coordinator
12 Laboratory Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919.549.1685
Fax: 919.547.6147
Email: Sonya.m.bird@us.ul.com
Website: http://www.ul.com/

Organizational Overview

After 100 years as the leading product safety testing and certification organization, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is synonymous with safety. UL’s thorough, precise and independent methods have contributed to its reputation for integrity and confidence, and have made its Mark the most recognized and trusted symbol of safety.

UL is an architect of the U.S. safety system having developed 1,040 product standards and outlines, and actively participates in national and international standards development. UL evaluates more than 19,450 types of products, and 21 billion UL Marks appear in the marketplace. UL audits compliance through more than 600,000 inspections each year.

Consumers and regulatory authorities value UL as a leader on safety issues. With public safety the heart of UL’s mission, UL acts as a safety resource and advocate. UL works closely with customers, regulators, insurers, retailers, consumers and others on research, technology, safety and education initiatives.

Working with 72,542 customers in 99 countries, UL helps enhance safety and quality on a global scale. UL’s services extend from national and regional safety certification, management system registration, performance testing, EMC, NEBS, environmental and public health, water quality, commercial inspection and testing, and consulting and training. Working in 188 locations worldwide, UL’s 6,600+ professionals set the standard in safety.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

UL Standards are developed using a procedure that provides for participation, review, and comment from groups representing a broad range of interests including industry, government, insurance groups, consumers, other interested parties, and the general public. This procedure takes into consideration the needs and opinions of a wide variety of interests concerned with the subject matter of the standard.

A majority of UL’s standards are recognized as American National Standards, or ANSI standards. ANSI/UL Standards are developed and reviewed through the UL Standards Technical Panel (STP). An STP is a balanced group of individuals representing a variety of interest categories, which is formed to review UL proposals and discuss UL Standards-related issues. The STP serves as the consensus body to review and vote on proposals prior to publication.

UL develops standards addressing the following types of equipment:

  • Electrical Components
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Wire and Cable
  • Appliances
  • Information Technology Equipment
  • Fire Protection Equipment
  • Fire Suppression Equipment
  • Signaling and Alarms
  • Equipment for use in Hazardous Locations

has approximately 830 published Standards for Safety, of which 70 are harmonized with IEC Standards.

International Activities by Region


Africa

Customer Service
Titanium, # 135, 1st Floor, Airport Road
Kodihalli, Bangalore - 560 017, IndiaB
Phone: +91 80 4138 4400
Email: customerservice.in@in.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-asia.com

Customers in Africa are served by UL India Private Limited, headquartered in Bangalore. UL India offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL India conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse. UL's consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL India customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers who need additional compliance information and expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


Americas

Customer Service
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: +84 7272 8800
Email: CEC@us.ul.com

Headquartered in the United States, Underwriters Laboratories® offers a complete range of compliance and conformity assessment services for customers in the Americas.

UL delivers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse. UL's consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers who need additional compliance information and expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


Asia Pacific

International Limited
18/F Delta House, 3 On Yiu Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Phone: +85 2 2276 9000
Email: customerservice.hk@hk.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-asia.com

From more than 20 locations in the Asia-Pacific region, UL customers are offered the full range of compliance and conformity assessment services delivered by the UL family of companies.

UL’s Asia Pacific team offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL’s Asia Pacific team conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse.

Consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL’s Asia Pacific customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers needing additional compliance expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


China

Customer Service
Suite 3201, CITIC Square
1168 Nanjing Xi Lu
Shanghai 200041, China
Phone: +86 21 6137 6300
Email: customerservice.cn@cn.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-ccic.com

UL’s joint venture with CCIC, is headquartered in Shanghai and offers the full range of compliance and conformity assessment services delivered by the UL family of companies. UL-CCIC offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements, including aiding manufacturers in obtaining the CCC Mark. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL-CCIC conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. More than 6,000 facilities worldwide have been registered to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse.

UL's consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL-CCIC customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers who need additional compliance information and expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


Europe

Customer Service
Frankfurter Strasse 229
63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Phone: +49 061023 690
Email: info.de@de.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-europe.com

From 15 locations in Europe, UL customers are offered the full range of compliance and conformity assessment services delivered by the UL family of companies. UL’s European team offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL’s European team conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse.

Consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL’s European customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers needing additional compliance expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


India

Customer Service
Titanium, # 135, 1st Floor, Airport Road
Kodihalli, Bangalore - 560 017, India
Phone: +91 80 4138 4400
Email: customerservice.in@in.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-asia.com

UL India Private Limited is headquartered in Bangalore and offers the full range of compliance and conformity assessment services delivered by the UL family of companies.

UL India Private Limited offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL India conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse.

UL's consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL India customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers who need additional compliance information and expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.


Middle East

Customer Service
Titanium, # 135, 1st Floor, Airport Road
Kodihalli, Bangalore - 560 017, India
Phone: +91 80 4138 4400
Email: customerservice.in@in.ul.com

Region-Specific Webpage:
www.ul-asia.com

Customers in the Middle East are served by UL India Private Limited, headquartered in Bangalore. UL India offers a full range of product testing and certification services to help customers meet both national and international safety requirements. With its well-established links to leading regulatory organizations, the UL family of companies is uniquely qualified to provide customers the knowledge needed to get products into key international markets.

Registration of management systems to applicable international or industry standards is a key market credential. UL India conducts the required assessments to determine compliance to dozens of management system standards. The UL family of companies has registered more than 6,000 facilities worldwide to various international management system standards. Highly experienced auditors equipped with deep industry knowledge deliver these services.

Commercial Inspection & Testing Services are available for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers and others needing verification of product compliance to their own requirements. Services include factory assessment inspections, first article inspections, and other inspections and/or tests as specified by a customer. These services can be delivered at a factory or in other locations, such as a warehouse.

UL's consulting and training services were created to serve the needs of UL India customers looking for more than just traditional product safety certification. Customers who need additional compliance information and expertise can tap into consulting and training services for knowledge-based solutions delivered at all phases of the product lifecycle.