In January, Underwriters Laboratories created a new division called UL Environment (ULE). The wholly owned subsidiary provides third-party environmental assessment, validation, and certification services to product manufacturers and companies. ULE's services include Environmental Claims Validation, which helps consumers and manufacturers identify third-party claims, and Sustainable Products Certification, which will be launched in the near future and certify products to industry standards as well as new ULE standards that currently are being developed. Additional services such as training and advisory services will be available in late 2009 and early 2010. More information can be found online.