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.
Commitment to the Environment
Our Environmental Partners
The Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR) represents companies that recycle spent lead batteries in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We turn spent batteries into lead metal, plastic and sodium sulfate, which are used to manufacture new lead batteries and other useful products.
Battery Council International (BCI) is a not-for-profit trade association formed to promote the interests of an international battery industry. BCI has more than 190 members worldwide engaged in every facet of the industry. Included are lead battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment, plus expert industry consultants.
Essential Energy Everyday is a joint initiative of Battery Council International and the International Lead Association to increase awareness about the importance of lead batteries in powering our daily lives and future.
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.
Health and Safety
Our number one priority at Exide Technologies is to protect 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.
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 on 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.
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