Voluntary National Standards and Accreditation

Accreditation is a procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition that an organization or person is competent to carry out specific tasks. We are all familiar with certain kinds of accreditation. Your doctor may be “Board Certified” to a particular discipline. The back of your refrigerator probably has a sticker that says, “UL Listed.” Both are forms of accreditation.

Does the sticker mean your refrigerator is better than one that has not been UL Listed? It might. T

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