November 1, 2023: Lead and lithium batteries giant Clarios won the circular economy category of the World Sustainability Awards on October 19.
Clarios was one of 15 companies shortlisted for the award, which honours firms that “go above and beyond” to continuously reuse, recycle and retain materials and products.
The company’s VP for sustainability and corporate affairs EMEA, Christian Rosenkranz, received the award on behalf of Clarios at a ceremony in Amsterdam.
The battery group said that by using recycled materials it uses 90% less energy and generates 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than those made with virgin materials.
Meanwhile, French multinational Schneider Electric was announced as the winner of the sustainable supply chain award.
Schneider, whose group includes Indian backup power and solar tech firm Luminous Power Technologies, was recognized for efforts to decarbonize its supply chain through its Zero Carbon Project.
The company said it has helped more than 950 suppliers to report their emissions over the past 12 months and as a result has achieved an overall reduction in carbon output from those suppliers of 14%.
In March 2022, Clarios confirmed its acquisition of Spain’s Metalúrgica de Medina, which recycles car batteries and other compounds to obtain pure ingots and other alloys.
Earlier this year Clarios announced it had been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere.