VARTA Consumer Batteries in Namibia is involved in various projects and try to support good causes through promotions and competitions in local retail outlets. These are to the benefit of charitable organisations such as the Cancer Association of Namibia, REST (Rare and Endangered Species Trust), ISAP (Intelligence Support against Poaching) and a number of sports codes.
We also take EPR into account – which refers to Extended Producers Responsibility – where the treatment or disposal of post-consumer goods are implemented to ensure their products do not harm the environment. One of the aims when introducing EPR schemes has often been to give producers an incentive to change product design in environmentally benign ways, for example by making it easier to reuse or recycle the products.
We work close together with the Recycle Namibia Forum to set up household battery collection points in and around Namibia, whereafter the batteries are then safely and responsibly disposed of.