The Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.) is a collaboration between over 170 businesses and individuals across energy, waste, transport and battery sectors which have large batteries (stationary and mobile) in their value chain.
The B.I.G. Core Delivery team has submitted to the Ministry for the Environment the proposed...Read more
The Core Delivery Team is:
The Governance Group is Chaired by Mark Gilbert from Drive Electric and includes:
This group holds B.I.G., specifically the Core Delivery Team (CDT), accountable for the delivery of the circular product stewardship scheme proposal. The Governance Group will provide guidance and advice where necessary.
The S& L group has produced safety guidance on use, handling, storage, transport – Where possible, safety guidance on end-of-use / end-of-life management of second-life large batteries The guidance will be evidence-based and proportionate and aims to support, not stifle, the use of batteries.
The Battery Innovation Hub (BIH) is Chaired by Jo Phillips from Paymark
The following activities of the group will inform the B.I.G. product stewardship scheme design:
– Trial end-of-life management options – Connect second-life entrepreneurs with sources of used batteries – Trial chain-of-custody technologies e.g. RFID and Blockchain Note: End-of-life management providers will be treated equally and all requests for batteries for second-life projects will be considered. This group is separately funded by members and is independent of Vector. New members are welcome! Please contact: Jo.Phillips@paymark.co.nz
The Battery User Group kicked-off in early 2020. The aim of the Group is to ensure that the views of end-users of large batteries are considered during all stages of designing the product stewardship scheme proposal.
The Chair is Mandy Mellar from the AA Battery Service.
The Stakeholder Reference Group is led by David Crawford from the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc).
The group is made up of industry experts and key stakeholders who take an active role in advising on the proposed product stewardship scheme design.
New members are welcome! Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other stakeholders who are interested in following B.I.G. activities, please keep an eye on this website and our LinkedIn page.
The Advisory Group will advise B.I.G., specifically the Core Delivery Team, on the development and delivery of its objectives. The Group is comprised of:
– The Global Battery Alliance, a World Economic Forum Initiative
– Tangata Whenua representative (TBC, currently in discussion)