VARTA AG publishes new sustainability report

In the current sustainability report, the technology company presents its company-wide sustainability strategy and agenda.

VARTA AG has published its new sustainability report. In the comprehensive report for the year 2021, the company has, among other things, defined six areas of responsibility on the basis of which its sustainability strategy is to be implemented. Five of the 17 sustainability goals of the United Nations serve as orientation. These are: climate action; responsible consumption and production; industry, innovation and infrastructure; decent work and economic growth; affordable and clean energy. In addition, VARTA also focuses on the further development of its self-defined sustainability efforts, which the company has been successfully implementing for many years. For example, over the years it has been possible to achieve that today 92% of the electricity demand of the production facilities worldwide come from renewable energy sources.

Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG: "In the 21st century, all companies must ask themselves the question: How can we ensure that all our activities do not come at the expense of future generations? We have learned that resources are not infinite. We must ensure that we are working with what we have in a manner that is responsible. As a battery manufacturer, we have a particular responsibility in this regard because our products make a decisive contribution to the energy transition. Therefore, sustainability has always been an aspiration for us and an encouragement for our actions." Rainer Hald, CTO adds: "For a technology company, sustainability means using all resources as responsibly as possible. This includes not only the raw materials we process. A company is only as good as the people who work for it. It can only thrive in a
community that it cares for, in a world it takes care of."

The VARTA AG Sustainability Report 2021 can be downloaded here:

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VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio ranging from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customised battery solutions for a variety of applications and sets the industry standards as a technology leader in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is divided into the segments "Micro Batteries", "Lithium-Ion CoinPower", "Consumer Batteries", "Energy Storage Systems" and "Other".
The "Micro Batteries" segment includes micro and hearing aid batteries, "Lithium-Ion CoinPower" small-format lithium-ion round cells for OEM applications. "Consumer Batteries" represents the business with household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights. “Energy Storage Systems" includes energy storage solutions for primarily private, but also for commercial applications. The "Other" segment includes the "Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and "Lithium-Ion Large Cells" business units (high-performance lithium-ion round cells for industrial applications in the automotive and non-automotive sectors).
Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and in micro batteries, making it a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,200 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centres in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 100 countries worldwide.