A future without plastic – VARTA supports “The Ocean Project”


For people and the environment, at all times and now even more consciously! Commitment to nature and environmental awareness is always present at VARTA AG and is a high priority for us. This is not the only reason why we are supporting “The Ocean Project” with a donation of 10,000 Euros and thus also contributing to the success of “World Oceans Day,” which takes place online this year. Under the umbrella of the “VARTA Helps” campaign, we are augmenting our social commitment by also collaborating with “The Ocean Project” to preserve our planet.

Social, sustainable, ecological and economic activities have always played an important role throughout the over 130-year history of the VARTA AG Group. Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG, emphasizes that this commitment is more relevant now than ever: “Society’s growing need for an intact environment can only be met with sustainable concepts for people and the environment, environmentally friendly production and environmentally compatible products. Our products make an important contribution to sustainability thanks to their innovative technological design features, construction, environmentally friendly use of materials and efficient, nearly 100% recyclability.” In addition to manufacturing its own high-quality products, VARTA AG is also committed to helping others. This is why – alongside its social commitments – our corporate group supports “The Ocean Project” and “World Oceans Day” with a donation of 10,000 euros.

The “World Oceans Day,” which originated at the United Nations Earth Summit in 1992, aims to raise awareness of the challenges currently facing our oceans. Since 2002, it has been held annually on June 8th and is coordinated and supported by the globally active organization “The Ocean Project.” The organization ordinarily campaigns for the protection of this sensitive habitat by organizing numerous campaigns and events around the world. This year, however, due to the global health situation, the “World Oceans Day” will not be implemented in the form of events, but in digital form and supported with various measures. Whether via webinars, online learning tools for children or videos, all of these measures help people and nature in the current situation.

Our contribution to a better environment

In addition to our donation to “The Ocean Project,” VARTA Consumer Batteries also strives to keep its own ecological footprint as small as possible. The expansion of our sustainability management system supports this goal. Whether packaging for batteries or procurement of raw materials, production at our German sites or short delivery routes, VARTA Consumer Batteries optimizes all aspects of its operations to conserve resources and protect the environment. Powerful, high-quality batteries with long service lives contribute to this just as much as their environmentally friendly production.

As part of its support for “World Oceans Day – The Oceans Project,” VARTA Consumer Batteries is now going one step further and developing new Eco Packs. The new ten packs of the LONGLIFE Power AA and LONGLIFE Power AAA Eco Packs are made of recycled materials and are 100% plastic-free. All previous packaging consists of at least 90% recycled components.


LONGLIFE Power AA Eco Value Pack 10 Plastic Free


LONGLIFE Power AAA Eco Value Pack 10 Plastic Free


Display Example for Promotion in Italy
Display Eco LONGLIFE Power 10

In addition, the packaging is designed so that it can be used not only to store new batteries, but also to keep used batteries before they are recycled. The Eco Pack product displays are also made of recycled materials and are 100% recyclable.

For further information about VARTA Consumer products and the company visit:
www.varta-consumer.com / Facebook.

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VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio, ranging from microbatteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of applications, and, as a technology leader, sets industry standards in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it operates in the business segments “Microbatteries & Solutions” and “Household Batteries”.
The “Microbatteries & Solutions” segment focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries as well as on the lithium-ion battery pack business. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in the microbattery sector and is a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and primary hearing aid batteries. The “Household Batteries” segment comprises the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights as well as energy storage devices. The VARTA AG Group currently employs almost 4,000 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia, and distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 75 countries worldwide.