CATL is the only Chinese company on the GBA's board of directors. Tesla is also on the list.

CATL joins Global Battery Alliance's board of directors-CnEVPost

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CATL has joined the Global Battery Alliance's (GBA) new board of directors for the term April 2023 to December 2024, a press release from the power battery giant said today.

CATL is the only Chinese company to be appointed to the GBA's board of directors and is a member of the alliance's oversight committee, according to the release.

The GBA is a public-private collaboration platform founded in 2017 at the World Economic Forum to help establish a sustainable battery value chain by 2030, according to its official website.

The Alliance's members are typical representatives from industry, government, non-governmental organizations and academia, covering all segments of the global battery industry chain.

Appointed to the GBA's board of directors will help the company promote its efforts to establish more carbon footprint rules and contribute to the sustainable development of the global battery industry, said CATL.

In November, CATL launched its "CREDIT" value chain sustainability transparency audit program, the company's audit tool for the lithium battery supply chain.

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In addition to CATL, the GBA's new board of directors includes companies such as Tesla, BASF and Glencore.

The GBA's Board is formed of senior ESG professionals, battery value chain and sustainability experts from 10 organizations. According to the GBA's website, they are:

Thorsten Pinkepank, BASF, Liu Ziyu, CATL, Susannah McLaren, Cobalt Institute; Gillian Davidson, Eurasian Resources Group; Hege Marie Norheim, FREYR Battery; Anna Krutikov, Glencore; Jihye Choi, LG Energy Solution; Jennifer Peyser, Responsible Business Alliance; Ferdinand Maubrey, Tesla; and Kurt Vandeputte, Umicore.

CATL continued to be the largest power battery manufacturer with a 48.33 percent share of the 14.76 GWh installed base in October in China.

In the global market, CATL ranked first with a 36.3 percent share of power cell installed base of 19.9 GWh in September, according to SNE Research.

CATL joins Global Battery Alliance's board of directors-CnEVPost

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