Corporate Social Responsibility

YOUR BATTERY SPECIALIST SINCE 1972

Since its founding, Energy Sales has been firmly committed to active philanthropy and to addressing the global challenges of climate change. Energy Sales actively participates to initiatives with Call2Recycle program and The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association. We hope that by leveraging our own team as well as partners and customers, we can raise awareness of the importance of corporate philanthropy, and encourage society to participate in and contribute to the development of social responsibility. Our future depends on on everyday actions for more sustainable and renewable energies.

Call2Recycle

Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorated Call2Recycle’s 20th anniversary in battery collection and recycling. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 100 million pounds (39 million kilograms) of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 34,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Energy Sales partners with the Call2Recycle program to collect and recycle batteries from customers, partners, and the community.

Energy Sales partners with the Call2Recycle program to collect and recycle batteries from customers, partners, and the community.

The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA)

In June of 1991, five major rechargeable battery manufacturers – Energizer, Panasonic Battery Corporation (Panasonic), SAFT America, SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation and Varta Batteries – established a nonprofit trade association, the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA).

A key focus for PRBA in the 1990s was to respond to the growing need for workable battery recycling programs by developing plans that could be utilized industry-wide. To that end, PRBA members established pilot battery recycling programs in New Jersey, Minnesota and Vermont. Based on the success of these pilot programs, PRBA developed a public education and battery recycling program to be implemented nationally. This program, now known as the Call2Recycle® program, is administered by the industry-funded Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), an independent, nonprofit public service organization.

On a larger scale, the PRBA serves as the voice of the Rechargeable Power Industry, representing its members on legislative, regulatory and standards issues at the state, federal and international level.

PRBA has official observer status granted by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonised System of Chemical Classification and Labeling. As such, PRBA is a leading authority in safety, transportation, collection, and labeling of rechargeable batteries and assists its members in the global transportation regulations mandated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Energy Sales is proud to be a member of the PRBA.