Electric vehicles are an important asset in creating a sustainable transport system. However, batteries can have a severe environmental impact if they are not managed properly throughout their life cycle.

The European Union – determined to become the first climate neutral region by 2050 – has launched a comprehensive package of measures, the Green Deal, which includes the introduction of the Digital Product Passport for vehicle and industrial batteries.

The GS1 in Europe Battery Passport Team is working closely with industry associations and other stakeholders, to support the development of the digital product passport and to align the GS1 standards with the business needs in this sector.

The project team is focusing on identification, labelling, data modelling and how to exchange data in an open, interoperable and standardised way.

Work is underway to develop a position paper in collaboration with the Global Battery Alliance to meet the requirements of the new EU Sustainable Battery Regulation (soon to be adopted).

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The Background

The battery passport will help align industries with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2030. Greenhouse gas emissions, human rights and second-life of batteries are in the spotlight.

GS1 in Europe’s Role

GS1 identifiers are the ideal keys for identifying the entities along the value chain.