NAOSH Week Celebrates Workplace Safety

NAOSH Week Celebrates Workplace Safety

May 6-12 marks North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week), a celebration founded to honor and give much-deserved recognition to the important work of occupational health and safety professionals.This is a time to for employers, co-workers, and the public to show appreciation to those who work to ensure safe working conditions. At UL […]

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The TCFD is Coming. Are You Ready?

The TCFD is Coming. Are You Ready?

The impacts felt by our changing climate – from erratic weather events, to forced migration, flooding and drought – will produce many winners and losers during the coming decades. It is a long-term trend of which an ever-growing number of investors are aware and starting to future-proof their portfolios in a way that mitigates climate-related […]

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Drugs, Health & Safety at Work: What Employers Can Do

Drugs, Health & Safety at Work: What Employers Can Do

The United States is a highly pharmacological society. It seems like everyone is taking a pill for one thing or another—pain relief, hypertension, depression, infection. Some people are managing chronic conditions like mental health issues, migraines, diabetes, COPD, or high cholesterol, while others are fighting cancer or acute infection. Still others are abusing opioids or […]

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Key Takeaways from the Verdantix EH&S Summit

Key Takeaways from the Verdantix EH&S Summit

Several executives from UL EHS Sustainability attended the recent EH&S Summit hosted by the independent industry analyst firm Verdantix. They provided a number of key takeaways about the state of the industry in 2018. Companies, especially those in high risk industries like oil and gas, chemicals, and manufacturing, are beginning to look for integrated solutions […]

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Five Steps to EHS Reporting Compliance

Five Steps to EHS Reporting Compliance

Companies face a steep challenge in keeping up with the growth of regulatory change, successfully managing risk, and addressing enforcement issues. Lack of time and resources, language barriers, and the difficulty of standardizing global programs can also slow the path to ongoing compliance. In North America and Europe, regulations continue to evolve and multiply. Keeping […]

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The Rise of Solar Energy

The Rise of Solar Energy

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away,” once proclaimed the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. And in the face of a warming planet, exacerbated by the creation of continued greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we can be grateful for this truth. For the […]

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Is B Corp Status for Everybody?

Is B Corp Status for Everybody?

It is said that the B Corporation concept is to business what Fairtrade certification is to coffee. Designed as a unique tool to enable for-profit companies to prove they are operating within rigorous social and environmental standards – and being totally transparent about how they are performing in creating positive change – the B Corp […]

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