FISSBA Environmental Charter

The "FISSBA Environment Charter" is intended to be a set of guidelines to assist each member company to independently utilize their latest technology and economically appropriate means to implement possible measures for the realization of an environmental conservation society that is also an affluent society.

FISSBA Environmental Charter

Introduction

Today's environmental problems, such as global warming, destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain, desertification, depletion of tropical rain forests, industrial waste, marine contamination, and exhaustion of natural resources, are major factors that threaten the very existence of human beings.

To approach these problems with any hope of solving them, governments, corporations, and people of each country need to play an equal role and join hands to promote continuous improvements in the condition of the global environment.
The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, signed in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, is a major international agreement concerning the improvement of the global environment as a common understanding of all mankind.


In November 2002, the Indian government enacted the "Battery management and Handling Rules," outlining guidelines for a new basic philosophy and directional policies in the era of concern for the environmental.

Under these circumstances, the Federation of Indian Small Scale Battery Association (FISSBA) concurs with the general consensus among the member companies that global environment preservation is a common issue for all of the human beings, and therefore actively participates in the global partnership by providing people all over the world with batteries and their related products to contribute to the high quality human life.

The "FISSBA Environment Charter" is intended to be a set of guidelines to assist each member company to independently utilize their latest technology and economically appropriate means to implement possible measures for the realization of an environmental conservation society that is also an affluent society.

This Environment Charter consists of three sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Basic Philosophy and (3) Guidelines. In response to changing circumstances for environmental preservation, this Environment Charter is subject to revision as the occasion demands.

Basic philosophy

In recognition of the relationship between business and the environment, the FISSBA shall actively undertake global implementation toward the realization of an affluent society where people can maximize human nature, through activities, products, and services that are in harmony with the environment.

Guidelines

  1. Activities concerning environmental issues
    Understanding that protecting the Earth environment on a global scale is a common issue for all humankind, the FISSBA shall see it an important theme to actively promote global environment protection in parallel with sustainable economic growth through batteries and their related products.
  2. Organization of the FISSBA
    To solve various environmental problems, the FISSBA shall appoint officers in charge of environmental issues and establish special committees in each division.
  3. Consideration for environmental impact and technical development
    Covering from raw materials, parts, product designing, production, distribution, and usage up to the closing business, the member companies shall endeavor to save resources and energy, and reduce other environmental impacts within the limits of effective and controllable ranges, based on a life-cycle assessment viewpoint. The FISSBA shall observe domestic and local environmental and their related laws, and establish voluntary standards when necessary.
    In addition, the FISSBA shall make further efforts to promote original technology development and improvement for recycling, resource-saving, and energy conservation. The FISSBA shall also make an effort to offer the necessary information and contribute to society.
  4. Public relations and education
    The FISSBA shall actively collect domestic and international information on environmental preservation, and feed the information back to the member companies. At the same time, the FISSBA shall provide users with information on proper usage of products as well as recycling and disposal methods of the products.
    The member companies shall urge their employees to raise their awareness of environmental issues and the necessity of careful consideration for conserving resources.
  5. Society relations
    The member companies shall positively participate in local or central government's environmental activities, and promote mutual understanding of environmental preservation through the involvement with society.
  6. Overseas relations
    The member companies shall actively play a leading role in overseas business offices following the applicable laws in each country to pass on a sound global environment to the next generation. To this end, the FISSBA shall establish opportunities for exchanging information in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and discuss ways to tackle the current environmental issues, as well as build international cooperatives and coexistent relationships with these countries in these regions.
  7. Involvement with governmental organizations
    The FISSBA shall provide domestic and international governmental bodies with information on environmental policies, and make necessary recommendations to related parties to contribute to environmental preservation.
  8. Response to global problems such as global warming
    The member companies shall recognize the issues of global warming, destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain, desertification, depletion of tropical rain forests, industrial waste and marine contamination, and participate in promoting energy conservation and actively play their roles as private entities.
  9. Building environment management systems
    The FISSBA recommends that its member companies positively create and apply environmental management systems conforming to the international ISO14001 standard, in order to work on environmental preservation issues voluntarily and continuously.