Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
Focusing on what matters to stakeholders, from safe disposal and recycling to human rights and fair labor practices.
We take pride in how we operate every day, accounting for the needs and expectations of our customers, employees, shareholders, the environment, and communities every step of the way. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain committed to maintaining high ethical standards as corporate citizens. To do this, we:
Follow our company values
Comply with applicable laws and regulations
Demonstrate dedicated leadership
Act with integrity and accountability
Value our employees, our suppliers, our industry alliances, and communities in which we operate
From manufacturing to installation to recycling, our team of experts can install and maintain your battery systems and keep them in optimal condition throughout their lifecycles. And, as part of our commitment to sustainability, we combine our products and services to support our customers from system design to environmentally conscious disposal.
We consistently invest in innovation and upgrades in our manufacturing and production facilities. This will continue to ensure that we produce the highest-quality products for our customers.
Regular battery maintenance is crucial to protecting your data, equipment and, most importantly, your customer experience. We offer quarterly, semi-annual, and annual maintenance to ensure you stay on track. Our qualified maintenance technicians and engineers review your data and address any issues that could affect the reliability of your site and services.
At the end of your battery's lifecycle, we offer a convenient and safe recycling option. Our Lead Acid Battery Collection and Recycling Program is an affordable and intuitive way to recycle your used batteries.
Over 98 percent of the components in lead acid batteries—including lead, sulfuric acid, and plastics can be recovered. We then use up to 80 percent of these reclaimed materials to produce new batteries.
Partnering with licensed hazardous materials carriers that collect spent industrial batteries from customer sites and consolidation storage warehouses. The materials are then transported to permitted lead recycling plants. These facilities use state-of-the-art battery dismantling and separating technologies to reprocess both VLA (vented lead acid) and VRLA (vented regulated lead acid) batteries. This results in reduced waste streams and increased peace of mind around “cradle-to-grave” responsibility.
Our recycling efforts incorporate best practices in sustainability, reducing our waste streams and our impact on the environment.
Corporate social responsibility
C&D Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and ethics everywhere we operate or do business. We recognize our obligations to act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in our interaction with all stakeholders, staff, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment. We expect our business partners to act with the same high standards of ethics, integrity, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. C&D provides a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, contractors, and visitors to our sites, providing ample information and training to those entering our facilities. Our commitment is formalized through various policies and procedures including our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Business Partner Code of Conduct, our Compliance and Ethics Hotline, environmental governance procedures, and management systems. C&D employees, contractors, vendors, and customers are encouraged to speak up and report any violation of our Company’s policy or the law.
C&D endeavors to conduct business responsibly and ethically. We are committed to protecting the human rights of our employees and all other individuals who work with or on behalf of our Company. No C&D personnel, consultant, or subcontractor will traffic in persons, procure commercial sex acts, or use any form of slave, forced, bonded, indentured, child, or prison labor. We treat our employees with dignity, fairness, and respect and we are guided by our shared values of integrity, collaboration, and accountability and expect the same of our business partners.
C&D is dedicated to applying fair labor and employment practices, while respecting the national and local laws of the countries and communities where we operate. We provide equal opportunity employment and are committed to keeping an environment free of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation to all employees. We comply with all international labor standards including those related to legal and voluntary employment, prohibiting forced and child labor, providing fair hours and wages, and ensuring safe working conditions. We expect our Business Partners to operate with the same integrity, and treat their own employees fairly, in accordance with local laws and regulations, regarding labor and employment. Business partners are required to follow all general workplace standards including those surrounding voluntary and fair labor, banning forced and child labor, and providing safe working conditions to all employees.
Fair Operating Practices
C&D competes fairly and in compliance with all applicable anti-corruption and business competition laws worldwide. The integrity of our Company and its Business Partners is an integral part of our Company’s business practices and dealings, and we will not do business with those that seek a competitive advantage through unethical and illegal business practices.
We educate customers about our product through transparent marketing information on our company website and correspondences (letters, agreements & mails). C&D builds its quality management system utilizing ISO 9001 in our factories, working to consistently provide products and services that meet customer needs and applicable legal and regulatory requirements. We continuously strive to improve the system’s effectiveness and efficiency, taking into consideration the feedback we receive from our consumers in order to improve our customer satisfaction and product quality on an ongoing basis. We reflect the needs of our customers in our products, information, and services.