UL Environment is an independent, third-party organization that offers a number of environmental claims validation and accreditation services. UL Environment brings over 100 years of experience in testing, certification and standards development into the environmental product industry.
Why is it important to have your product receive third party certification?
Receiving third party certification eliminates the threat of 'greenwashing'. The 10th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines 'greenwash' as "disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image". Greenwashing has become an issue of major concern in the sustainable product industry due to increasing market demand and competition to produce greener products. Greenwashing poses a threat to any builder or designer, especially those looking to obtain any level of environmental certification for their buildings.
Using a product that is backed by UL Environment certification eliminates the possibility of greenwashing and allows you to build with confidence and certainty. Pursuing UL Environment certification on our products is just one of the many initiatives that NUFORM® is taking to help you build greener, easier.