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Efficient use of resources and reducing our impact on the environment are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to high standards of environmental stewardship and to developing sustainably-responsible products. From eco-design, life-cycle assessments, recycling raw materials and reducing our own emissions to ensuring that our customers can recycle spent batteries, we are investing in our sustainable future.
A great example is Saft's revolutionary, lithium-ion rechargeable technology. Not only does it offer improved performance, extending the lifetime of industrial batteries, but it significantly cuts their environmental impact.
The digital technology age means a massive boom in devices and increasing energy demand, but it doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environmentPatrick de Metz Environmental and Governmental Affairs Director at Saft.
Saft does everything it can to avoid including any unethically mined minerals in the manufacture of its electrodes and batteries and has developed a Code of Conduct (downloadable below) to this end. To ensure that our suppliers and subcontractors share our values, we ask that they sign and return a formal agreement (referred to as 'Ethics Letter' - downloadable below) that summarizes the Code’s principles. We also ask that they do the same for their own suppliers and subcontractors. The agreement covers three areas - social responsibility, ethics and environmental responsibility.