Title Author Abstract UL 110 – Standard for the Sustainability of Mobile Phones

UL 110 – Standard for the Sustainability of Mobile Phones
William F. Hoffman III, Ph.D.
Most mobile phone manufacturers have implemented sustainability programs in an effort to
demonstrate corporate responsibility, meet shareholder expectations, and differentiate their brands.
Yet amid an unlimited number of ways that companies can take action to improve sustainability, many
manufacturers have not pursued third party sustainability certification for their products. In this
presentation we will describe criterion used in UL 110 standard for mobile phones, how those criteria
were initially developed and update on the status of the UL Standards Technical Panel developing an
ANSI standard. The presentation will describe how the standard covers all the life cycle stages including
raw materials use, manufacturing practices, energy use, packaging, toxicity, recyclability, and disposal.