Accompanying Research - Cross-sectoral topics
Standardisation & Regulation
The application of standardization can facilitate market access for companies and improve product safety while reducing product liability risks. Furthermore, it can contribute to efficiency gains and cost savings, and provide a boost to customer confidence through compliance with quality requirements. By participating in standardization, companies and other interested parties can contribute their own interests, gain a knowledge advantage and at the same time be close to other competitors. Although the application of standards is basically voluntary, the application of standards may become necessary through references to standards in laws or contracts.
Standardization takes place at international, possibly regional (e.g. European) and national level. A recognized set of rules regulates both the participation and the procedures of standardization. In thematically focused committees and working groups, standardization proposals are discussed and standards are developed in all subjects. Various committees are relevant to battery cell production, including those in the fields of raw materials, batteries, automotive technology, and circular economy and ecodesign.
Standards are essential for the development and establishment of the battery ecosystem.
- are an important tool to spread innovation in the marketplace
- contribute significantly to safety, interchangeability and compatibility of products and increase both efficiency and productivity
- ensure the design and testing of the different battery types
- support and promote the development of economic and ecological solutions that reduce the demand for resources, mitigate environmental impacts and preserve the natural habitat
- serve the occupational health and safety of employees as well as compliance with ethical standards and social responsibility, for example in the mining of raw materials
- reduce trade barriers by improving communication through clear guidelines and structures
The Accompanying Research on battery cell production offers needs-based exchange formats and information events on the following topics:
- Information on committees (e. g. DIN & DKE) and the current status of standardisation (e. g. Standardisation Roadmap Circular Economy, EU Standardisation request M/579)
- Information on opportunities and processes for active participation in standardisation work
- Information on relevant events in the field of standardisation (e. g. events for open exchange on the digital product passport)
- Workshops and exchange events for topic-specific networking with the relevant bodies/actors
An interesting result of a standardization-related initiative of the German standards body DIN, the creation of the Circular Economy Standardization Roadmap, is a compilation of relevant standards for the Circular Economy in the field of batteries.
The compilation has been published on the DIN website >>