EARN: registration of batteries and accumulators

What we offer

  • One-stop battery take-back service
  • Registration & reporting across Europe
  • Country-specific processing

How you benefit

  • Fast and reliable processing
  • Compliance with deadlines and requirements
  • Single point of contact throughout Europe

We will assist you in complying with your obligations as a manufacturer/distributor of batteries and accumulators in Europe.

Our services to comply with the Battery Directive (BattG in Germany)

The European Battery Directive 2006/66/EC has been implemented in all EU countries. With our customer-specific solutions, we ensure that you, as a manufacturer/distributor of batteries and accumulators, fulfil the national requirements. We will be happy to put together a needs-based package for you.


  • Collecting your country-specific master data and sales figures
  • Registration with an appropriate collective scheme or the agency in charge, as a battery manufacturer/distributor
  • Management of related administration


  • Retrieval of battery sales figures as required
  • Declaring sales volumes on time according to country-specific requirements
  • Annual reporting of (industrial) battery take-back volumes to authorities as required

Take-back of waste batteries and accumulators

Manufacturers/distributors are legally required to take back waste batteries and accumulators   free of charge, and to ensure they are recycled correctly. With the following services, we can assist you in fulfilling your responsibilities as a producer/distributor:

  • Organising battery take-back solutions
  • Industrial battery take-back and recycling
  • Reporting waste (industrial) battery returns
  • Providing online take-back forms for industrial batteries and accumulators