WASHINGTON - The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC), a coalition of leading battery industry and battery-use stakeholders, today applauded RBC founding members Clarios and FedEx for being recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as two of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
“Clarios raises the standard for the entire automotive sector for what it means to be a values-based company and is constantly looking for ways to improve–the Ethisphere recognition underlines that fact,” said Steve Christensen, Executive Director of the Responsible Battery Coalition. “The Clarios team helped start the RBC because of their vision to advance a responsible life-cycle for batteries and other energy storage systems alongside our coalition of companies, academics and non-profits. We are glad to see the company, our organization and our members grow to support that mission.”
“FedEx was the only company in the transportation, trucking and railroad industry to be honored with this award in 2023, demonstrating leadership and a commitment to responsible practices,” Christensen said. “As a founder of the RBC, FedEx understands that the freight industry has an important role in the responsible management of batteries throughout and beyond their service life. We are glad to see the company, our organization and our members grow to support that mission.”
This is the first time both Clarios and FedEx have been recognized for this award. Clarios is one of only 8 honorees in the Automotive industry and FedEx is the only honoree in the Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry for this year. In 2023, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 19 countries and 46 industries, according to Ethisphere.
About the Responsible Battery Coalition
The RBC is a coalition of companies, academics, and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. Members include: Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Clarios, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Li-Cycle and O’Reilly Auto Parts. RBC was created in April 2017 to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling and resource recovery of transportation, industrial and stationary batteries and other energy storage devices. For more information: https://www.responsiblebatterycoalition.org/