Are you ready for the EU Battery Regulation?
The key requirements for economic operators placing batteries on the EU market include:
- Establish a due diligence management system to address human rights and environmental risks in the battery supply chain.
- Account for and declare carbon footprint at different stages of the battery life cycle.
- Account for and declare recycled content, including meeting increasing targets of using recycled content.
- Label batteries with a QR code that provides access to a battery product passport, including information regarding due diligence, carbon footprint and recycled content.
Significantly expanding the existing rules on safety, sustainability and due diligence, the EU Battery Regulation is expected to have a substantial impact on the market within and outside the EU. Large OEMs from the automotive, renewables and electronics sectors, battery cell and component producers, as well as miners, refiners and recycling companies, will be among those affected by the new requirements and can already take the initial steps to prepare for the implementation.
- Enhance due diligence and supplier requirements to meet regulatory standards;
- Collect data to identify and address environmental and human rights risks;
- Establish traceability for battery minerals, collaborating with suppliers for transparency;
- Publicly disclose due diligence information and engage with standard-setting bodies.
- Implement robust due diligence management system in line with OECD Due Diligence Guidance as a minimum;
- Prepare for stricter requirements on minerals extraction and processing;
- Adhere to minerals due diligence and responsible mining standards;
- Share due diligence and carbon footprint data with downstream partners.
Responsible Sourcing Strategy and Governance Advisory
Gap Analysis of company policy, processes and systems against the requirements of the Regulation
Development of comprehensive Due Dilligence Management Systems aligned with internationally recognised good practice frameworks
Staff and supplier training on ESG Risk Management
Mapping and auditing companies battery raw material supply chain
Assessment and mitigation of Social and Environment Risks in the supply chain
Meeting disclosure and reporting requirements
Additionally, RCS Global is developing the Claritas Battery Passport upon the established supply chain mapping, visualisation, and data management digital tool, Vine. With over 5000 suppliers in the database and trusted by over 10 leading OEMs and battery producers, Vine has delivered verified chain of custody and supplier-to-supplier traceability for over 5 years and forms the basis of RCS Global’s battery passport solution.
Learn more about Claritas here.
“The EU Battery Regulation requires automotive OEMs and battery manufacturers to have a comprehensive understanding of their supply chains, to identify and manage ESG risks and GHG emissions effectively and pursue an ambitious battery passport.”
Harrison Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder.
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