Vinçotte prepares for new EU Battery Regulation

The European Union's new Battery Regulation 2023/1542, which takes effect in February 2024, is introducing a significant shift for battery manufacturers, battery importers and their supply chains.

This regulation not only sets stringent standards for battery production and disposal but also mandates carbon footprint calculations, recycled content declarations and due diligence policies.

Key Implications for Businesses #

Businesses that manufacture or import batteries in the European Union will need to adhere to stricter standards in terms of material use, recycling targets, and labeling. Additionally, they will be held accountable for understanding and disclosing the carbon emissions associated with their batteries and for identifying and monitoring potential adverse social and environmental impacts in their value chain.

Vinçotte (member of Kiwa Group) is offering comprehensive support to businesses navigating the new EU Battery Regulation. This includes helping businesses assess their compliance and ensure their batteries meet the new requirements.

Our range of services to help businesses comply with the new EU Battery Regulation, include: Assistance in conducting a gap analysis, customized trainings and mandatory third-party verification and auditing by a notified body.

Integration with Digi-Tags #

Thanks to Digi-Tags, our asset safety management tool, unique digital IDs can be placed on batteries, providing transparency regarding the material traceability, battery specifications and warranty. This ensures compliance with EU Battery Regulation.

Helping Businesses verify the Carbon Footprint Calculations #

To comply with the new EU Battery Regulation, businesses will be obligated to calculate and disclose the carbon footprint of their batteries starting with batteries for electric vehicles as from 18 February 2025.

Rechargeable industrial batteries and batteries for Light Means of Transport (LMT) will follow in 2026 and 2028 respectively. This requirement aims to increase transparency and promote the EU's ongoing commitment to a low-carbon economy.

The EU Battery Regulation 2023/1542, with its mandatory carbon footprint verification requirements and other stringent regulations, marks a significant transformation for the battery industry and its access to the European market. It replaces the EU’s previous regulation on batteries sold in the market, and partly focuses on the environmental impact of batteries.

Find out more #

Read our service page about the new EU Battery Regulation 2023/1542 for additional information.