EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC

A Landmark for Eco-Friendly Batteries

Battery products contain pollutants, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, acids and alkali, which can be released into the environment when discarded improperly. Strict measures have been established and implemented to limit the amount of hazardous substances found in batteries. TÜV Rheinland’s testing services ensure that the batteries you produce or include in your products comply with the EU’s 2006/66/EC Battery Directive – the highest standard in the market.

Batteries that meet this norm demonstrate conformity with legally accepted thresholds of hazardous substances and match the precise quantified content targets for collection and recycling. Our experts help harmonize safety and accountability of your batteries through proper labeling that lists provisions for disposal and demonstrates producer responsibility. We contribute to making uninterrupted power supply cleaner – for people and the ecosystem.

Benefits At A Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for EU Battery Directive testing and certification, you:

  • Rely on our over 10 years of experience in the field of battery testing
  • Count on our professional experts' in-depth knowledge of the latest standards of international markets
  • Get unparalleled services to ensure the safety of your products
  • Take advantage of our unique service of “one set of sample, one-stop test for global market access” to support you for convenient market entry
  • Reduce the risk and add confidence and competitive edge to your product based on our professional and authoritative testing and certification services

Our Services

With in-depth understanding of this directive, we at TÜV Rheinland provide chemical testing to ensure that your battery products are safe and that they comply with the related standards. Test reports issued by TÜV Rheinland are well recognized in the international market. Our services for battery testing include the following areas for certification:

  • Product testing
  • Product labeling
  • Product disposal

Applied Scope

The EU Battery Directive applies to all types of batteries and accumulators, regardless of their shape, volume, weight, material composition or use.

The directive does not cover batteries used with equipment used for protecting member states' essential security interests, arms, munitions, and materials used for armed conflicts.