To assure the highest standards, the UBQ™ material is tested and certified by official third-party validators.
UBQ™ is a USDA Certified Biobased product, labeled to certify that the majority of content within the material is bio-based. In the case of UBQ™, this speaks to the ratio of organic matter to mixed plastics in household waste. Third-party verification for this label was administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program.
ISO 9001 is the international standard for Quality Management System (QMS) and certifies companies that have implemented QMS requirements for all areas of the business, including facilities, people, training, services, and equipment. ISO 9001 indicates the Quality Management System is appropriate and effective and demonstrates continuous improvement that ensures customers benefit from receiving company products and services. Internally, this label certifies increased job satisfaction, improved morale, and operational results. Integrating ISO 9001 with ISO 14001:2015, can grow focus while minimizing possible uncertainties. Elements of ISO 9001 can be enhanced with corresponding components of ISO 14001.
ISO14001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is implemented by organizations that wish to set up, improve, or maintain an EMS to conform with its established environmental policy and requirements. The International Standard Organization (ISO) defines an EMS as “part of the management system used to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.”
Certified B Corp™
B Corp is a movement of companies certified for meeting the highest social and environmental standards and using business as a force for good™. B Corp is more than a certification. It is a better way of doing business – better for the planet, for our employees, customers, suppliers and consumers. UBQ Materials proudly became a Certified B Corp in 2018—and we didn’t stop there. UBQ was named Best for the World for the environment the following year. This honor goes to the top 10% of B Corps in each area—truly the best of the best.