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Banner THE POWER COMPANY

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 

FULL POWER FOR ENVIRONMENTFRIENDLY MOBILITY

 

Banner possesses one of Europe’s most modern battery plants and sustainability represents a cornerstone of its corporate philosophy. Not least for this reason, the company invests massive efforts in the production of environment-friendly starter batteries that constitute a central element in the mobility of tomorrow.

Andreas Bawart, Banner’s Commercial CEO, is at pains to stress that, “Particularly as a lead processing company, we bear a huge responsibility to both humans and the natural world. Therefore, our research and production takes place in accordance with the highest quality standards and environmentally compatible procedures.”

 

FOR Banner ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS A MAJOR ISSUE 

Banner has long employed a closed product cycle that extends from manufacture to recycling and with regard to environmental impact, seeks to achieve continual improvements, minimisation and prevention. The heart of the production process is formed by the employment of 98 per cent recycled lead and 80 per cent of battery box material consists of polypropylene recyclate. In addition, since 2015 the company’s entire electricity needs have been supplied by renewable energy sources and 60 per cent of the power employed is used for battery charging.

 

As a result of innovative manufacturing procedures, Banner batteries demonstrate a recycling quota of virtually 100 per cent and for many years the company has invested several million euros annually in environmental protection measures. These include activities aimed at reducing or avoiding emissions and noise, as well as spending on work safety.

Banner BATTERIES HAVE A HIGHER RECYCLING RATIO THAN GLASS OR PAPER 

A well-established recycling system with the highest collection ratio of all the recyclable goods on the market means that Banner’s lead-acid batteries represent a model of resource efficiency and sustainability. Inde
ed, Banner started to recycle used batteries many years ago and the reprocessed material is returned to the new product manufacturing chain. Workshops and retailers provide new batteries and place used batteries in special containers for collection by Banner. Valuable raw materials such as lead, sulphuric acid and polypropylene thus re-enter the production cycle.


In concrete terms, during recent years the Starter Battery Environmental Forum (UFS), with Banner Batterien Österreich GmbH as a founder member, has collected more than twenty million used vehicle batteries. These contain the raw materials that include approximately 200,000 t of lead, which is virtually entirely recycled by a specialist Austria company. Consequently, this metal has the highest collection rate of all the recyclable goods on the market and in other words, outstrips glass or paper. Moreover, as a lead processing company, Banner takes its environmental responsibilities extremely seriously and employs treated metal from the recycling process.