Regulatory consulting, registration, and recycling services for compliance with the European Union (EU) Battery Directive (2006/66/EC)

The EU Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) regulates the manufacturing and disposal of batteries and accumulators in the European Union to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances such as mercury and cadmium.

Companies are required to comply with the European Union’s Battery Directive responsibilities in order to avoid fines and shipping barriers upon import into any of the 27 EU Member States. The EU Battery Directive requires producers to properly label their battery products. They must finance collection and recycling programs, as well as public awareness campaigns for battery waste disposal. In addition, they may not charge a fee for separate collection at the time of disposal.

EU Battery Directive Services

Leveraging our global expertise in health and environmental regulations, Intertek’s experts work to identify your company’s specific compliance requirements. Intertek offers registration, battery recycling and collection, labeling, and consulting solutions for compliance with the requirements of the EU Battery Directive (2006/66/EC):

  • Determination of compliance requirements
  • Product labeling and documentation
  • Identification of material and chemical restrictions
  • Testing for restricted materials
  • Registration with required bodies
  • Implementation of collection and recycling system
  • Identification of ongoing reporting requirements

EU Battery Regulation

In February 2024, the new (EU) Battery Regulation (2023/1542) came into force for the European Union. The aim of this regulation is to create harmonized legislation for the sustainability of batteries and the safety of stationary battery energy storage systems, manufactured in, or imported to, the EU. The new regulation replaces the EU Battery Directive, which is repealed from 18 August 2025.

Intertek offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you comply with the European Union (EU) Battery Regulation (2023/1542)
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