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Global Battery Alliance

The Global Battery Alliance has established and published ten guiding principles for a sustainable battery value chain by 2030.

These principles are to guide actions for the realization of the GBA 2030 battery value chain vision, which describes the potential benefit of batteries for individuals, society, the environment and the economy (see publications). These principles are intended as the first step in a responsible, sustainable battery value chain as set out in Global Battery Alliance’s “A Vision for a Sustainable Battery Value Chain in 2030”. The specific methods for implementing these principles will be finalized in 2020.

Embedding circular economy approaches to become a major driver to achieve the Paris Agreement by

  • Maximizing the productivity of batteries in their first life;
  • Enabling a productive and safe second life use; and
  • Ensuring the circular recovery of battery materials

Creating new jobs, additional economic value and contribute to establishing a low-carbon economy by

  • Ensuring transparency of greenhouse gas emissions and their progressive reduction;
  • Prioritizing energy efficiency measures and substantially increase the use of renewable energy as a source of power and heat when available;
  • Fostering battery-enabled renewable energy integration and access with a focus on developing countries; and
  • Supporting high quality job creation and skills development

Safeguarding human rights and economic development consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals by

  • Immediately and urgently eliminating child and forced labour, strengthening communities and respecting the human rights of those affected by the value chain;
  • Fostering protection of public health and the environment, minimizing and remediating adverse impacts in the value chain; and
  • Supporting responsible trade and anti-corruption practices, local value creation and economic diversification

Information about the Global Battery Alliance initiatives will be made available here soon.

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