Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is UL doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 39

A UL score of 39 indicates a moderate level of carbon intensity in the company’s operations. This suggests there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions and enhancing sustainability measures. The company is not among the leaders in sustainability, given that a higher score reflects better performance in minimizing carbon intensity.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

UL operates in the services industry, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

A company located in the United States benefits from a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the company’s operations are likely to have a smaller carbon footprint, contributing positively to its sustainability efforts.

...this company is doing 9.98% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Northbrook, UL USServicesUL operates as a global leader in the safety science industry. The company specializes in innovating safety solutions and promotes safe living and working environments by evaluating a wide range of products and systems. With a network of 68 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, UL serves customers across 102 countries, ensuring the safety and integrity of numerous products and components.

Good news, UL has made solid SBTi commitments

UL has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company will align its carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

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