Lead Battery 360 – a global lead battery material stewardship program

The International Lead Association, working with three other Industry associations – the Battery Council International, EUROBAT, and the Association of Battery Recyclers – has formed a global alliance to improve standards in the lead battery value chain worldwide. The alliance is working together on a comprehensive material stewardship program to promote responsible sourcing, encourage continuous improvement in EHS performance of all companies in the lead battery value chain, encourage the development of producer responsibility programs, support best practice sharing and enhance transparency by reporting progress to interested stakeholders.

The presentation will provide an overview of the program, including progress to date and anticipated next steps.


Dr Andy Bush Managing Director, International Lead Association, UK

Dr Andy Bush is Managing Director of the International Lead Association (ILA), which represents the lead industry globally. After joining the organisation in 1997 he coordinated the lead industry’s activities on the EU REACH Regulation and several other key EU regulatory programs, before being appointed ILA Managing Director in 2011. Dr Bush led a global restructuring of several lead industry organisations, refocusing efforts on a new, coordinated strategy to promote and protect the interests of the lead industry worldwide. He also oversaw the launch in 2019 of the Consortium for Battery Innovation – formerly the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium.