Battery Passport Content Guidance
Achieving Compliance with the EU Battery Regulation and Increasing Sustainability and Circularity
Batteries are key to a sustainable transition to low-carbon mobility and renewable energy. Circular and sustainable management of the large expected volumes of traction and stationary storage batteries can contribute significantly to achieving the Paris climate goals, decoupling resource use and prosperity, and securing resource sovereignty. Making the transition sustainable demands a systemic approach that enables responsible material sourcing, efficient production, as well as efficient and effective second-life and end-of-life applications and processes.
A consortium of eleven leading international organisations from industry, technology, science and civil society have published the first publicly available Content Guidance on the EU Battery Passport as part of the “Battery Pass” project. It is designed to support the implementation of the battery passport as mandated by the new EU Battery Regulation in a way that is feasible for industry players while guaranteeing the environmental and economic benefits of a digital product passport. Published by the Battery Pass project with co-funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Content Guidance primarily addresses organisations responsible for implementing the battery passport (“responsible economic operators”) and other battery value chain participants. It aims to provide a timely and comprehensive guidance on how to achieve compliance with the Battery Regulation and enable increased sustainability and circularity.
Main Content Guidance
Main Content Guidance
This document provides a detailed perspective on the battery passport content reporting requirements as per the EU Battery Regulation and beyond. It is the first publicly available comprehensive aggregation and interpretation allowing economic operators and other battery value chain players to prepare for the battery passport implementation.
Data Attribute Longlist
The data attribute longlist includes all datarequires (and suggested) for the battery passport alongside definitions as well as further relevant data dimensions. This overview can serve as a first basis for and facilitates the technical demonstration and implementation of the battery passport within the own organisation.
Carbon Footprint Specific Documents
Carbon Footprint Rules
This document provides accounting rules to calculate company-specific carbon footprints of the battery ‘Distribution‘ and ‘End-of-life‘ and rececyling`life cycle stages. The rules are proposed as a complementation to the GBA GHG Rulebook, thus providing a cradle-to-grave Battery Carbon Footprint Rulebook.
EOL Allocation Analysis
This insights report highlights the impact of the methodological choice on the carbon footprint declaration. It includes a comparative assesement of the three main end-of-life allocation approaches and their implication on the carbon footprint in the context of the EU Battery Regulation.