Zheng Ying, Invited Researcher at China Society of Automotive Engineers
Faced with increasing trade requirements for recycling rates and the use of renewable materials, Chinese battery manufacturers find it relatively manageable thanks to their existing work. However, calculating the carbon footprint within their supply chains is a task that departs from traditional production methods and is relatively unfamiliar to most companies.
On the other hand, carbon footprint standards and databases are still underdeveloped, both nationally and globally. This may be a unique opportunity for Chinese battery companies to take the lead or participate in carbon footprint standard setting, and thus increase their influence in the field of sustainable development.