Today, Axon announced an exciting partnership with Battery Solutions, the leader in end-to-end battery recycling management in North America, to enhance Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) efforts in the United States. This partnership will create a first-of-its-kind program that will give all U.S.-based Axon customers a recycling kit at no cost, which will facilitate sustainable disposal of product batteries and deployed TASER cartridges.
Axon sells over 3 million TASER cartridges and over 300,000 batteries each year. This program ensures the majority of these cartridges and batteries can be disposed of responsibly. Along with deployed TASER cartridges and product batteries, all other types of batteries (AA, cell phone, iPod, 9V, etc.) can also be recycled using the same container.
“Axon remains committed to furthering our sustainability initiatives, and we are excited to partner with industry leaders like Battery Solutions who understand the significance of taking a thoughtful and measured approach to ESG efforts,” says Angel Ambrosio, Axon's Director of Investor Relations & ESG. “We are excited to bring this program to customers as we work to incorporate greener solutions.”
Battery Solutions will support the collection, sorting and processing of all collected lithium-ion batteries. This fully traceable program will provide industry-leading compliance and safety and ensure that batteries are recycled efficiently so valuable metals can re-enter the supply chain. Battery Solutions’ battery recycling programs support many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and expand Axon’s existing ESG plans.
“This program marks a key milestone in the expanding support that battery recycling is receiving in the United States,” says Thomas Bjarnemark, CEO of Battery Solutions. “Working with the Axon team has been amazing and their commitment to safety and sustainability is a true demonstration of their market leadership.”
These recycling kits will be offered through Axon’s customer portal, https://my.axon.com/s/recycling, which is a central resource for all of Axon’s customers.