A new sustainability standard for companies is being released for public comment: ULE 880 — Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations, a partnership between UL Environment, a division of Underwriters Laboratories, and my colleagues at GreenBiz.com.
It is a day that I’ve been awaiting for the better part of a decade.
A 45-day comment period opened Aug. 2, and we hope you will review the draft standard and provide detailed feedback.
ULE 880 is the first in a series of company-level standards and certifications that are being produced by this ULE-GreenBiz partnership. It results from about eight years of work — initially by a small team of us in Alameda County, Calif., and starting last year, between ULE and GreenBiz.
The first draft of the standard is now complete, the product of a Herculean effort spearheaded by my friend and colleague Rory Bakke, director of sustainability at GreenBiz. Rory was lead author of the ULE 880, with assistance from me, a terrific team from UL Environment, and a small group of advisors.
ULE 880 covers five domains of sustainability:Sustainability Governance: How an organi... Read more