Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL Mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe, sustainable commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security and sustainability.

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Our Focus Areas

Underwriters Laboratories devotes research and resources to six key areas of concentration, and together our work strives to improve safety standards and practices worldwide.


As the non-profit arm of UL, we conduct original scientific research and release extensive reports for the benefit of public and private stakeholders.

Mitigating the Potential Disaster of Battery Fires During Flight
Studying the Impact of Fire Attack Methods on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival
Engaging the Next Generation of Real-World Problem Solvers Through Safety Science Education
Recognizing Innovative E-STEM Programs that Power a Sustainable Tomorrow: The UL Innovative Education Award
Improving Air Safety for Lithium-ion Batteries
Balancing the Flammability and Chemical Safety Risks of Consumer Products
Studying the Effects of Air Pollution on Children in China


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