With more than 110 years as one of the world's leading product safety testing and certification organizations, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) continues to be a valuable resource for safety information. Its UL Mark is one of the most recognized symbols of safety in the world.
UL is an architect of U.S. and Canada safety systems, having developed more than 1,200 safety standards, and actively participating in national and international standards development. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, and 20 billion UL Marks appear in the marketplace each year.
Consumers and regulatory authorities value UL as a leader on safety issues. With public safety at the heart of UL's mission, UL acts as a safety resource and advocate. UL works closely with customers, regulators, insurers, retailers and consumers on research, technology and safety initiatives. UL also promotes public safety through education and outreach, including through and to the media. In 2008, UL reached more than 447 million consumers in North America, Europe and Asia with its public safety message.