As the global safety science leader, UL provides the expertise, insights and services necessary to solve critical business challenges. We help our customers in over 100 countries achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals, meet quality and performance expectations, manage risk and achieve regulatory compliance.
In the course of our work we meet extraordinary people whose companies are having an extraordinary impact on the world and creating the future. UL’s rigorous scientific processes, experience and services empower our customers to innovate fearlessly and drive positive change.
We never stop working for a safer world and our services continue to evolve with advancements in science and technology.
From testing, verification and certification, training and advisory services, analytical and digital solutions - all of our offerings have one connecting thread: trust. Confidence drives commerce, and trust in the safety, quality, security and sustainability of products, services and places is essential to market access, business success and better living. UL empowers trust.
To fulfill our mission, UL delivers business solutions and our nonprofit affiliate conducts independent research and shares scientific knowledge broadly. For more information about our nonprofit activities, visit UL.org.
UL in Latin America
UL has been operating in Brazil since 1998, with operations in São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul and Brasília. Our quality and our commitment to life security are attested by our accreditation in the São Paulo unit as a Product Certification Body (OCP) by CGCRE/INMETRO under the number OCP0029 and in the Porto Alegre unit INMETRO's CGCRE Accredited Testing Laboratory under number CRL 0377. We continue to work for a safer world with customers, governments, importers, manufacturers and consumers worldwide.
DEWI do Brasil
Engenharia e Comércio de Energia Eólica e Solar Ltda.
Rua Benedito Osvaldo Lecques, 51, Salas 805-807,
São José dos Campos – São Paulo, 12.246-021
Email: [email protected]
In Mexico, UL offers various types of services related to conformity assessment in the most varied certification schemes or modalities, established in the Policies and Procedures for conformity assessment, in the Procedure for conformity assessment of the Official Mexican Standard NOM-014-ENER- 2004 and corresponding NOMs, if applicable.
We are accredited and approved for Product Compliance Certification based on Official Mexican Standards (NOM) and Mexican Standards (NMX).
Santiago de Querétaro
Blvd. Bernardo Quintana Sur 302,
Santiago de Querétaro
UL has extensive knowledge of the Argentinian regulatory system and the compliance requirements necessary for products to enter this market. We are accredited by the Argentine Accreditation Body (OAA) and recognized by the National Directorate of Internal Trade (DNCI) to certify all products according to the standards of the Argentine Institute for Standardization and Certification (IRAM) or the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
In addition, we provide authorization to manufacturers and importers to use the “S” mark, required by DNCI together with the Argentine UL-AR mark. In the case of products, components and systems that already have pre-existing certifications, we can recognize the certifications issued by UL in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Japan and Denmark, to validate them according to the local certification system.
UL is accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Colombia (ONAC) and recognized for certifying products in accordance with the Technical Regulations of Colombia. We offer certification for products that meet the requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), UL Standards and international standards, for exporting products bearing the UL Mark to other countries.
We grant authorization to manufacturers and importers to use the local UL-CO Mark required by the country to import products that apply the Technical Regulations of Colombia. In the case of products, components and systems that already have pre-existing certifications, we can recognize the certifications issued by UL in the U.S., to validate them in accordance with the local certification system.
We are grounded in a powerful legacy
UL was born in 1894 after our founder, William Henry Merrill Jr., an electrical engineering graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, came to Chicago to improve the fire safety of the Palace of Electricity building at the World’s Fair. Seeing the opportunity to apply science to make possible the safe adoption and widespread use of electricity, he founded UL.
Grounded in pioneering safety science, standards creation and product certification we’ve helped safety keep pace with innovation for well over a century.
We are proud of everything we have accomplished over 126 years of service to the world and remain singularly committed to our mission to promote safe living and working environments for people.
“We are doing something for manufacturers and buyers and users and property-owners everywhere – we are doing something for humanity.”
- William Henry Merrill, Jr.