Who We Are

We have evolved from success in electrical and fire safety to providing market leadership across broader safety, sustainability and security challenges from cybersecurity to indoor air quality. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, we are a global leader and one of the most recognized marks representing safety and trust.

What We Do

We help people achieve what’s possible by empowering trust. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions.

We employ exacting scientific processes and the highest ethical principles to help create a better world. As safety challenges and concerns expand to include sustainability, well-being, connected technologies and security, we provide broad leadership, deep expertise and vital services to guide these transformations.

Fueled by our mission of working for a safer world, we are trusted partners in solving our customers’ and stakeholders’ most critical challenges. We believe that when choices are empowered by insight and opportunity, the potential to realize responsible innovation and better living is endless.

By the Numbers

  • 22 billion UL Marks on products globally
  • UL operates in more than 143 countries
  • 14,000 employees work at more than 230 locations around the world
  • UL has helped to set 1,600 Standards defining safety, security, quality and sustainability

Business Units

Retail and Industry (R&I) customers understand and succeed in their unique business ecosystems. The R&I business unit works with clients to help them mitigate risks and align their safety, security, and sustainability programs around industry best practices.

Connected Technologies (CT) customers take advantage of our expertise in ongoing digital transformation trends across industries as well as the evolution from products to systems. CT aims to address new customer challenges related to wireless services, functional safety, human factors engineering, and other ecosystem-driven advancements.