A coalition of companies, academics and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow.
Created to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery of transportation, industrial and stationary batteries and other energy storage devices, and the development of future battery technologies.
No. Instead, our work is to enable collaboration to advance best practices and promote battery life-cycle management. We do not set technical, product or process standards.
Membership in the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) is by invitation, and is open to any company that manufactures, sells, is a major user of, or is involved in the responsible reuse, recycling and management of energy storage or batteries used in the transportation, industrial or stationary sectors. RBC has formed alliances with a number of academic, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations whose missions align with and help advance the mission of closed-loop battery recycling.
The RBC is a nonprofit coalition of companies committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. The coalition was created to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery of transportation, industrial and stationary batteries and other energy storage devices, regardless of technology. In addition, the RBC is working ahead to address key trends facing the responsible use of vehicle batteries, including the lifecycle of batteries in electric vehicles, addressing our critical minerals needs for batteries and our global and domestic battery supply chain reliability.
A responsible battery meets a specific need efficiently and effectively, is properly managed across its life-cycle to prevent harm to people or the environment, and is reused where possible and ultimately recycled.
We are not a typical trade association that seeks to promote and protect its members with marketing and advocacy. Our members come from many different sectors, with the single purpose of advancing responsible life-cycle management of battery and energy storage technology regardless of chemistry.
While we are a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which allows for limited engagement in policy discussions, our purpose is not to lobby governments. We do, however, want to play a role in educating policymakers on responsible battery management practices.
The RBC board is composed of diverse leaders representing battery makers, recyclers, original equipment manufacturers and large-scale users of energy storage devices.
The operating budget of the RBC depends upon financial support from its members. Please contact the Executive Director for applicability of fees for your organization.
The RBC’s bylaws were carefully constructed, and the coalition has adopted a strict conflict of interest policy to avoid any such issues. Please contact the Executive Director for details.