Our commitment to battery recycling and environmental responsibility is unwavering. That’s why we are one of the largest secondary recyclers in the world, and one of the few companies with the ability to provide Total Battery Management, also known as closed loop recycling. That process frees customers from the burden of handling spent batteries in their own facilities.
Recycling recovers 99% of all lead received at our recycling centers. Every year we recycle millions of pounds of lead and recover and neutralize millions of gallons of sulfuric acid. Our robust, highly controlled recycling process is a critical part of our global commitment to environmental sustainability.
As a core value, Exide Technologies is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our employees and the people in the communities where we operate and live. In order to achieve world-class Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) excellence, we have a rigorous, zero tolerance EHS policy in place that ensures our operations meet or exceed the requirements of laws and regulations.
Commitment to the Environment
Our Environmental Partners
EUROBAT is the association for the European manufacturers of automotive, industrial and energy storage batteries. EUROBAT has 53 members from across the continent comprising more than 90% of the automotive and industrial battery industry in Europe. The members and staff work with all stakeholders, such as battery users, governmental organisations and media, to develop new battery solutions in areas of hybrid and electro-mobility as well as grid flexibility and renewable energy storage.
The International Lead Association (ILA) is an organization dedicated to serving lead producers and other companies that have a direct interest in lead and its use. ILA provides a mix of technical, scientific and communications support from staff and specialist consultants including chemists, electrochemists, toxicologists and environmental specialists.
All manufacturing and recycling plants operate under a formal EHS Management System (EHSMS), which includes permitting and licensing schemes and management of various legal and other requirements. Monitoring and management of various key performance indicators (KPIs) ensures effective control of aquatic and atmospheric emissions and waste. In addition to the schemes which satisfy normative, legislative and permitting requirements, Exide operates under internal standards that define minimum requirements for our operations, which adheres to, or goes beyond, legal compliance. In addition, the company has implemented a Management Systems approach that conforms to ISO requirements and is included in the scope of our stringent internal auditing scheme. The Exide EHS Management System has been satisfactorily demonstrated to external ISO certifying bodies with 60-percent of Exide’s manufacturing locations globally being certified to ISO 14001:2004/15, ISO 50001:2011, OHSAS 18001:2007 or a combination of the three.
EHS Management System Fact Sheet
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Exide Europe received EcoVadis awards in recognition of CSR achievements.
The objective of the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility rating methodology is to measure the quality of a company’s CSR management system through its policies, actions and results. The EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business and management system.
It is based on seven founding principles:
- Evidence based
- Industry sector, country and size taken into account
- Diversification of sources to ensure rich enough stakeholder input for reliable scoring.
- Technology is a must applied to ensure the process is secure, confidential, and to accelerate the cycle time.
- Assessment by international CSR experts
- Traceability & Transparency of documentation
- Excellence through continuous improvement
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Corporate Responsibility FAQ