About the Organization

About UL

Working for a Safer World Since 1894

ul-logoUL is an internationally recognized safety science company. Founded in 1894 at the introduction of electricity, we continue to foster innovation by extending and evolving the definition of safety. Guided by one mission, to promote safe working and living environments for all people, we are working for a safer world.

UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations, and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain.

People Driving Progress for People

Every day, every UL employee contributes to our mission. It’s thanks to the expertise, energy, and enthusiasm of our 11,615 employees in 40 countries that in 2016:

  • Approximately 22 billion UL marks appeared on products
  • Over 1 billion customers across the globe received safety messages
  • Approximately 96,000 products were evaluated
  • 1,614 standards for safety were published

Pushing the limits, fostering trust, and providing peace of mind to people across the world? It’s all part of the job.

Over 1 billion consumers globally were reached by UL with safety messages

Approximately 22 billion UL marks appear on products

1,614 standards for safety were published

170 facilities in the UL family of companies