MEMBERSHIP

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Membership of the Alliance

1. Corporate Membership

Membership of the ARBR is open to all companies involved in battery production or importation, and all businesses involved in collection and recycling of used batteries.  

 
2. Affiliate Membership 
These are members not involved in business of manufacturing, distribution, collection or recycling of batteries but are interested in activities of ARBR and wish to be affiliates. These may include Trade Associations, NGO’s, Research Organisations, Institutes and Development Partners.   
 
Current Affiliate and Principal Board Members:
• Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of Nigeria (REDIN)
• Waste Battery Recyclers Association of Nigeria (WBRAN)
• Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)
 
Benefits to Members 
1. All ARBR members will receive regular access to ARBR research results and analysis of how these studies contribute to the growth of the battery sector in Nigeria. Members will also have access to reports, workshops, publications, and conferences. 
2. All members have the opportunity to contribute to policy development in the battery sector and shape the battery sector for the advancement of business and environment. 
3. Battery manufacturers and recyclers will receive technical support and incentives to upgrade and upscale production, recycling technology and 
 
processes. 
4. Membership of the ARBR also ensures your company is in compliance with all environmental approvals and conditions to operate in the Nigerian battery sector. 
 
 
Registration and Operation
  • The ARBR is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting responsible practices that ensure the safe and sustainable use and disposal of automotive, energy storage and consumer batteries in Nigeria.
  • The ARBR will operate as the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for the battery sector implementing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Program.
  • The ARBR will operate under NESREA’sNational Environmental (Base Metals, Iron and Steel Manufacturing/Recycling Industries Sector) Regulations, 2011 and the National Environmental (Motor Vehicle & Miscellaneous Assembly) Regulations, 2012. 
  • The ARBR will be guided by the Basel Convention guidelines with the Federal Ministry of Environment, and in cooperation with the Basel Convention Coordination Centre (BCCC) at the University of Ibadan. 

ARBR Mission

Our Mission encompasses working with Battery Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, Retailers, Recyclers, Renewable Energy Operators, Environmental Groups, and Governments across the country, in executing programmes and projects that promote the removal of used batteries from the normal waste stream, ensure their environmentally sound recycling, build capacity and knowledge, and create public awareness on the hazards of improper battery disposal.