June 7, 2011

Good day!   


Today, we announced the release of our new sustainability requirements, UL ISR 110, the first edition of a collaborative effort to develop a sustainability standard for mobile phones. UL ISR 110 is the first set of requirements specifically drafted for use in identifying those phones having the least environmental impact. We applaud and acknowledge those who participated in the first round of this standard development process. 


We also are delighted to share that the newly released Samsung Replenish´┐Ż device is the first mobile phone to earn certification to the requirements.  Replenish´┐Ż  phones have attained the Platinum Level Certification demonstrating superior performance.


In addition to announcing this exciting announcement, UL is also releasing a white paper called "The Life Cycle of Materials in Mobile Phones."This paper details the variety of chemical elements and engineering materials used most often to create mobile phones, all in an attempt to help consumers and businesses understand their environmental impacts.The paper is available for download at http://www.scribd.com/doc/55381227/The-Life-Cycle-of-Materials-in-Mobile-Phones 


Please be sure to check out the new requirements as well as the white paper.


This is a proud moment for UL Environment.We appreciate your support and assistance over these last several months and look forward to hearing your thoughts on this and other announcements. 




steve sig 


Steve Wenc

President, UL Environment


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