Sustainable Battery Systems
Driving Sustainability with Celltech Lifecycle
At Celltech, we think that sustainability is an essential consideration at every stage of a battery solution’s lifecycle.
Our approach is based on the circular economy model, Celltech Lifecycle, which allows us to develop long-lasting battery solutions.
Furthermore, we assist our clients in locating second-life applications and ensure that recycling adheres to local laws and regulations.
Because of our dedication to sustainability, our battery solutions are both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
The commitment to sustainability at Celltech goes beyond its business activities.
Our circular economy model supports sustainability and guarantees that the environmental impacts of our products are considered throughout their entire lifecycle.
Assuming responsibility that extends beyond our operations is also important to us. In our Supplier Code of Conduct, we, therefore, require that our suppliers act sustainably.
It is time to act, and Celltech is paving the way to a more sustainable future.
Read more about our sustainability commitments in our ESG policy.
Sustainable Battery Systems
- Sustainability is linked to every step of a battery solution’s lifecycle, from defining requirements to designing, manufacturing, servicing, and recycling the battery system.
- Chemistry and technical solutions chosen for a battery solution are also part of sustainability.
- Our long-lasting battery solutions are designed to withstand harsh environmental circumstances, extending their initial life.
- When a battery solution’s first life expires, we assist our clients in locating second-life applications.
- Recycling is a critical component of the circular economy model, and we ensure that it is carried out in accordance with local laws and regulations.
- We are committed to the new EU battery regulation.
Addtech, our parent company, is a UN Global Compact initiative member. The aim of the initiative is to get companies to take responsibility for the ten principles in areas such as human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.
You can read about our Communication on Progress from the link below.
Science Based Targets
Addtech our parent company, has for several years worked with integrating climate-reducing activities that support our 2030 targets. We have also committed to Science Based Targets for our Group, and we have set a target to be climate neutral for our own operation (scopes 1 & 2) by 2030 and to set a roadmap for being climate neutral according scopes 1,2 and 3, no later than 2050.
The pillars of Celltech’s sustainability
- High-quality products
- Celltech Lifecycle – our circular economy model
- Active and transparent sustainability reporting as a part of our annual report.
- Sustainability targets
- Code of conduct (for suppliers and own operations) and ESG policies
- Commitment to UN Global Compact and Science Based Targets
- Gold EcoVadis Medal for Sustainability
Celltech strives to maintain a transparent business climate and high business ethics. We value the safety and respect of everyone affected by our business. Because of this, we offer a Whistleblower service that anyone can use to report irregularities that go against our values and Code of Conduct. To ensure anonymity for the whistleblower function, we use an external partner, Whistle B.
You can follow the link below to get to the external whistleblower site. There you can find further information and choose more languages: https://report.whistleb.com/en/addtech
Addtech sustainability work
Sustainability is an integral part of our owner’s Addtech AB operations. You can read all about Addtech AB’s sustainability work and targets here: https://www.addtech.com/sustainability
Sustainability throughout the battery lifecycle
Definition & Evaluation
We don’t necessarily define the products you ask for, but we always provide you with the products you need based on a careful evaluation. We are genuinely interested in the challenges you face and want to understand fully what is the best way to overcome them. For us, a close partnership with the customer is the key. Read more
Design & Development
We consider the pros and cons of different chemistries and technologies for your industry and application and design solutions that are both technically and commercially the best fit for your need. This leads to sustainable solutions that will have a long and productive life in service. Read more
Verification & Validation
To ensure a long and productive lifetime, some iterations are usually needed. First, we create prototypes based on the design. Then, the prototype is put into selected tests that simulate real-life use. Read more
The tests are carried out under authorised conditions. As a result, different ISO/IEC certifications can be acquired, ranging from various safety aspects to insulation and electromagnetic compatibility. Sustainable solutions are safe and energy-efficient, and certificates confirm that objectively. Read more
We evaluate the overall process sustainability. We assess the environmental impact and material criticality and optimise components for recyclability. So naturally, material recycling is carried out on all of our production sites.
We make sure electricity does not go to waste in our manufacturing plants. We conserve energy in testing by using electricity from discharged batteries to charge others. Read more
We follow, report and aim to minimise carbon footprint in all logistics operations in Celltech Group. Battery transportation requires following the regulations down to the smallest detail to guarantee safety. This is something we have always taken very seriously. Read more
Delivery from our production site is only the beginning. We support our customers throughout the product’s lifetime, ensuring safe and optimised use. Our customers don’t need to have battery expertise because we do. Read more
2nd life applications & recycling
A battery solution supplied by Celltech typically comes to the end of its 1st life when its charge capacity is reduced by some 20%. At this point, the battery is still functioning and can be used for its 2nd life as it is, for example, in applications where surplus electricity is stored, like wind farms. Reusability of the modules in 2nd life not only extends the service life but also improves the cost-efficiency of the modules.
After 2nd life, the battery solution is recycled. We design battery systems making them easily disassembled for recycling into raw materials. This means that modules can be separated into cells, and steel structures and plastic can be separated for recycling. Read more
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