KPMG and Circulor partner to meet demand for digital battery passports

Global professional services firm KPMG and value chain traceability solution Circulor have announced a new alliance to offer a complete package that enables customers to trace, monitor and control critical raw materials throughout their battery and other industrial value chains, from extraction to the end of a product’s “first life” and beyond.
KPMG and Circulor partner to meet demand for digital battery passports
Battery energy storage system at Elmira, New York.

Circulor’s market-leading ‘digital battery passport’ solution is a key enabler of a sustainable, responsible, and circular battery value chain and designed for full compliance with forthcoming EU regulatory requirements. The software tracks the physical flow of critical raw materials throughout the product life cycle, capturing key sustainability and product data and facilitating recovery and recycling efforts. Circulor’s approach can also support the automotive industry in proving the requirements of the US Clean Vehicle Tax Credit.

The new alliance comes as global competition is sharply increasing for access to critical raw materials like lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite. These materials, which are crucial components in digital and low carbon technologies, are linked to social and environmental concerns during extraction and processing. With global demand rising, many companies are seeking closer control over opaque supply chains and to boost recycling efforts to secure supplies and deliver on sustainability goals.

“Supply chain transparency is a business imperative” said Circulor CEO Douglas Johnson-Poensgen. “Consumers and regulators increasingly want to know that products are sourced responsibly and sustainably. By harnessing the dual strengths of KPMG and Circulor, companies can accelerate progress toward their sourcing goals, mitigate risks, build trust among stakeholders, and create clear differentiation to win in the market - today and in the future.”

KPMG Sweden Sustainability Advisory Director Tim Gore added that full traceability of raw materials is the key to building sustainable and circular battery value chains, to securing scarce supplies and winning the race to net zero.

“The lessons learned in batteries can be applied to every other industrial sector facing sustainability challenges and rising competition for raw materials” Mr Gore said.

Founded in 2017, Circulor offers a complete software solution to track the physical flow of materials from extraction to final product and through in-life and circular value chains. The company attributes to the product itself environmental, social, and governance (ESG) qualifications, Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, and other data inputs necessary for the EU Battery Regulation and US Clean Vehicle Tax Credit.

The KPMG and Circulor alliance will expand beyond batteries to digital product passports and identifiers, supporting customers across industries to demonstrate responsible production and gain a competitive advantage.

For additional information:



Baterías con premio en la gran feria europea del almacenamiento de energía
El jurado de la feria ees (la gran feria europea de las baterías y los sistemas acumuladores de energía) ya ha seleccionado los productos y soluciones innovadoras que aspiran, como finalistas, al gran premio ees 2021. Independientemente de cuál o cuáles sean las candidaturas ganadoras, la sola inclusión en este exquisito grupo VIP constituye todo un éxito para las empresas. A continuación, los diez finalistas 2021 de los ees Award (ees es una de las cuatro ferias que integran el gran evento anual europeo del sector de la energía, The smarter E).