New York, USA, 1 June 2022 – Four battery associations representing the entire lead battery value chain are joining the Protecting Every Child’s Potential (PECP) initiative, founded in October 2020 to help protect children’s health from lead exposure globally.
The International Lead Association (ILA), Battery Council International (BCI), Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR), and the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (EUROBAT) are joining PECP together as part of their joint Material Stewardship Project. The four associations have established a global program to create a sustainable future by championing best practices in lead mining, lead production, lead battery manufacturing and recycling, and by encouraging responsible practices along the entire battery value chain through supply chain management and product stewardship.
The four associations have pledged to help advance PECP’s mission to ensure a future free from childhood lead exposure in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) where capacities, including regulatory, are often absent. In addition to other forms of assistance, the associations will provide pro-bono technical support remotely and, on the ground, to help LMIC regulators and facilities adopt global best practices. This is an activity that ILA and BCI have supported for many years with successful projects delivered in Africa, Central America and Asia.