Advanced rechargeable batteries are a key enabler for the transition towards low-emission mobility and decarbonised energy generation. Without them, the target of a climate-neutral economy by 2050 and the 2°C Paris Agreement goal cannot conceivably be reached. Working on the sustainable development of the industry and ensuring a high level of environmental and social benefits of batteries is a mission of great value to society, therefore.
For Europe to lead the way in a vital, responsible and competitive battery industry, batteries must be fit to meet the high standards of today’s modern societies. The cornerstones of our Association’s roadmap for an extended policy framework are:
- Carbon footprint content as a pivotal environmental and qualitative indicator;
- Mandatory requirements for human, social, and labour rights along the value chain;
- Traceability of materials throughout the lifecycle of a battery;
- Recycling of high-impact materials for improved resource efficiency;
- Facilitation of repair and refurbishment to extend the lifetime of batteries.
Read the full position paper here.