UL Environment 880 Standard Recognizes Forest Certification

Submitted by: Joan MacKenzie 02/25/2012

Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Environment recognizes both PEFC-endorsed standards, such as SFI, and FSC standards when addressing the need for manufacturing organizations to have an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program.

January/February 2012

In Section 23.3.3 of its new UL 880 standard - a sustainability standard for manufacturing organizations - Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Environment recognizes both PEFC-endorsed standards, such as SFI, and FSC standards when addressing the need for manufacturing organizations to have an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program. SFI staff worked with UL to ensure equal recognition of all credible forest certification standards. For more information, contact Jason Metnick, SFI Senior Director, Market Access and Label Use.