Becoming a trusted partner throughout the world
As industry and infrastructure blossom in expanding markets, the need for effective standards becomes paramount. UL Standards & Engagement has put tremendous focus on establishing cooperative partnerships in the international standards development community. This approach aids expanding markets and growing the library of UL Standards through collaboration and the sharing of safety information and ideas. To that end, UL Standards & Engagement convenes roundtable sessions with government and industry leaders and participates in discussions to develop and improve standards in emerging and established markets to improve safety.
Facilitating discussions with key leaders
UL Standards & Engagement convenes roundtable sessions with key leaders from industry, government, consumer groups, and standards bodies to promote the development of a robust ecosystem for quality, with discussions centered on creating a roadmap for the development of consistent and effective safety standards.
UL Standards & Engagement actively supports international standards development. Experience in various parts of the world offers examples of how better standards development processes aid expanding markets.
UL Standards & Engagement contributes to the global development of effective safety standards and codes and serve as a trusted partner through the sharing of our research, standards and safety information.
Cooperative partnerships strengthen international SDO relationships
UL Standards & Engagement has a number of cooperative partnerships with national and regional standards development organizations around the world. These partnerships strengthen the ability of UL and our partners to promote the development and maintenance of effective safety standards. When we establish a cooperative partnership with a national or regional standards body, the goals are to:
- Better address new and emerging issues (such as hazards and technology) with international partners through the sharing of UL standards, research and safety science
- Collaborate on international standards issues of mutual concern
- Improve understanding of our partner’s safety and standardization needs and priorities, which allows us to identify additional opportunities to advance our mission globally
- Encourage international participants to participate in our standards development process
- Obtain information regarding how our stakeholders can engage in the standards development activities of our partners
- Improve the requirements in our standards by learning from our partners about emerging hazards, technologies and new safety science developments
- Connect our partners with colleagues from the UL Research Institutes and UL Solutions to advance our mission through engagements beyond standards cooperation.
To learn more about our international partnerships or establish a new working relationship with our organization, please contact us via our secure form.
UL Standards & Engagement actively collaborates in the global standards community.
Development of global partnerships is accomplished by sharing standards, standards development expertise and safety information.
Leveraging the expertise of UL Standards & Engagement and its partners is key to driving innovation and improving safety.
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