UL to begin developing standards for the Canadian market
By Anthony Capkun
February 4, 2013 – UL has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as one of only two standards development organizations based outside of Canada. This credential enables UL to create standards exclusively for Canada along with fully harmonized bi-national standards for the U.S.-Canada marketplace.
“With additional SCC-accredited standards development organizations operating in Canada, SCC is able to offer more standardization solutions to better serve the needs of Canadian government, industry and consumers,” said SCC’s CEO John Walter stated.
UL VP of standards Bob Williams noted that ULC Standards, a member of the UL family of companies, is also accredited to develop standards for Canada, and has been doing so under SCC accreditation since 1973.
“The knowledge, expertise and experience of UL and ULC Standards in the standards development arena is a powerful combination,” said Williams. “We’re looking forward to working collaboratively with stakeholders and putting our capabilities to work in creating standards that provide a pathway for new and innovative products to enter the Canadian marketplace.”