Principle 2

Lead Exposure


Promote the sound management of lead exposure and emissions by setting continuous improvement targets and sharing best practices.

The Challenge

About Lead Exposure

Exposure to lead in the workplace or in communities surrounding lead battery manufacturing and recycling facilities must be appropriately managed to prevent ill-health. In many regions of the world this is encouraged through effective and comprehensive legislation and permit conditions applied to sites that are established by local authorities.

Regrettably in some countries such conditions do not exist and due to the economic value of used lead batteries, unscrupulous operators that do not take appropriate precautions to protect human health and the environment from the impacts of lead exposure can be prevalent.

Adopting risk management measures that are designed to minimise lead exposure is at the core of Lead Battery 360° and, given the recognised hazardous properties of lead, companies are encouraged to adopt a culture that looks to continuous improvement by learning from others and establishing targets.

Principle 2 Guidelines

Delivering on Guiding Principle 2

The Principle 2 Guidelines (which are one of seven Lead Battery 360° Industry Guidelines supporting the Lead Battery 360° Code) provide guidance and further information on what is expected of companies to effectively deliver on this commitment.

Call to action

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