By-Product Synergy Claim Validation

Overview

UL’s By-Product Synergy Environmental Claim Validation, UL ECVP-2990, evaluates and validates a group of two or more facilities that practice by-product synergy matching, whereby waste product from one facility is transferred to another facility for use as a production raw material.

Definition

UL is uniquely qualified to develop innovative sustainability standards to encourage and validate companies’ creative and bold sustainability initiatives. In an effort to both reduce waste and cut costs, some manufacturing facilities are practicing by-product exchange, whereby the waste or by-product from one facility is routed to another for use as raw material in its manufacturing process.

UL’s By-Product Synergy Environmental Claim Validation evaluates and validates a group of two or more facilities that practice by-product synergy. This procedure addresses the impact of all materials, including leftover material, by-products, and waste, as well as energy being exchanged among facilities within the by-product synergy network.

In an increasingly competitive business environment where companies are expected to be proactive in their efforts to achieve sustainability, by-product synergy is a great way to improve efficiency and partner with other local industries to achieve mutually beneficial cost savings and improved sustainability.

Benefits

By-product synergy has multiple sustainability benefits including:

  • Reduced demand for virgin-source materials
  • Reduced waste sent to landfills
  • A localized supply chain
  • Reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Reduced costs

By pursuing By-Product Synergy Environmental Claim Validation, companies can measure and validate the amount of waste that is reduced by exchange with other facilities. By displaying an Environmental Claim Validation Mark from UL, a recognized and trusted testing and certification body, companies clearly and compellingly communicate their sustainability leadership to consumers, businesses and regulatory agencies.


DELIVERABLES

  • Report
  • Validation Statement
  • UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark


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