A Dedication to Safeguarding the Environment
Johnson Controls is an active leader in sustainable practices and initiatives that have a broader impact on the world. Our environmental stewardship, which is evidenced by our waste reduction and other responsible manufacturing practices, has been an important part of our corporate responsibilities since day one. Today, that commitment is at the heart of our ecosteps® program, which promotes proper disposal and recycling of used lead-acid batteries.
We are committed to continually minimising our environmental impact by improving the performance of our facilities, promoting sustainability within the supply chain, and using natural resources and commodities responsibly.
A Sustainable Business for Generations to Come
At Johnson Controls, we constantly strive to ensure environmental responsibility, and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. With facilities that employ world-class technology and best practices globally, our manufacturing and recycling efforts have set industry benchmarks for health, safety and environmental performance.
Our dedication to sustainability is evidenced by our innovations in the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We also provide the aftermarket with the latest technological developments, helping our customers save energy, reduce pollution and fuel consumption, and recycle more.
Leading the Way in Lead-Acid Battery Recycling
Innovative and technologically advanced manufacturing processes mean the lead in every VARTA® automotive battery is up to 99% recycled. So every time you buy one of our products, you can be sure you’re helping to preserve a valuable resource, while benefitting from the efficiencies recycling brings.
Johnson Controls is proud to have helped develop the closed-loop recycling system, one of the best recycling success stories in the world. And thanks to the invaluable contribution made by our customers, we've helped make lead-acid automotive batteries the most-recycled consumer product in the United States, with collection rates exceeding 97%.
As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we as Johnson Controls are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market. If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact our UK waste battery collection partner ECOBAT Logistics at G&P House, Crescent Works Industrial Park, Willenhall Road, Darlaston, West Midlands, WS10 8JR, Tel: 0121 568 3200, Fax: 0121 568 3201, ecobat.com/log, onecallcollection.com. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.
ecosteps®: the Responsible, Sustainable Way to Recycle Batteries
Our efficient ecosteps® recycling program is the latest logical step in our commitment to conserve natural resources and help protect the environment. ecosteps® is designed to properly dispose of and recycle used vehicle batteries, leaving you safe in the knowledge that all the lead removed from your battery is reused and all legal requirements have been met.