Outreach Initiatives: Serving Our Community and Industry
UL's community outreach efforts include donations and volunteer work, serving on boards and advisory committees and many other corporate and individual actions.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by inviting people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more than 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter. For four years, UL has provided free online safety training to Habitat volunteers working on Whirlpool® Building Blocks projects in Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta. UL also offers a dedicated training website for its local Habit chapter in Nashville, and employees regularly volunteer their time and resources to support area building projects.
Future Leaders in EHS is an ambitious program to support and encourage today’s EHS students as they respond to the challenges of the 21st century workplace and lead the way in keeping tomorrow's workers safe, healthy and on the job. Created with EHS Today, the leading publication for environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals, Future Leaders includes a scholarship fund for outstanding students in EHS-related programs. UL also gives each winning student's school one year of free access to our workforce safety and health solutions. Future Leaders is the most formal aspect of our longstanding university outreach and commitment to help students understand how technology can empower EHS professionals. Our safety, health and risk management professionals also contribute time and expertise to educate and mentor students, and we have provided software and information solutions to numerous programs throughout the country.
America's Safest Companies is a corporate recognition program honoring the safest companies in the U.S. The program is run by EHS Today, the leading publication for environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals. .
The ALS Association leads the fight to cure and treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) through global, cutting-edge research, and empowers people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support. our organization has personal connections to ALS. Don Hall, the father of our Director of Operations, Scott Hall, was diagnosed with ALS on his 66th birthday and passed away only two years later. A former key member of our management team, Todd Kinnane, currently suffers from this fatal neuromuscular disease. Our organization has been heavily involved with the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter since Todd was diagnosed in 2006, including significant participation and fundraising around The Walk to Defeat ALS®, the association's national signature event. Bill Grana, Senior Vice President with UL, is on the Tennessee Chapter's Board of Directors.
Campus for Human Development is a Nashville-based coalition of over 100 churches and synagogues that provide shelter and related programs to help the homeless. UL provides online safety and human resources training to the organization's staff and volunteers.