Our Global Impact

Globally, Ballard is a powerful force for the environment: fuel cell electric vehicles produce lower lifetime environmental impacts than internal combustion vehicles and battery electric vehicles. At Ballard, we are continually working to reduce the total lifecycle emissions of our fuel cell products.

In 2019, we completed the initial inventory of our corporate GHG emission for our facilities in Canada and Europe. We have identified a series of initiatives in order to reduce our carbon footprint in our journey towards carbon neutrality.


The Life Cycle of a Ballard Fuel Cell

It is important to quantify and minimize the greenhouse emissions associated with the production of hydrogen fuel cell technologies. To this end, we have completed Life Cycle Assessments on some of our core products. We started our assessment with “cradle-to-gate” – covering a fuel cell module’s GHG profile from raw materials until it leaves our shipping dock. 
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Our Environmental Commitments

Through 2020 and beyond we are committed to:

  • continue to report on our corporate GHG emissions
  • improving our understanding of the climate impacts of our products and operations
  • reducing our corporate and product carbon footprints
  • reducing our waste and energy consumption
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Toward a Circular Economy

Ballard is a supporter of the circular economy, an economy that builds economic, natural, and social capital by designing out waste and pollution, and keeping products and materials in use. We work to reduce waste in our operations, and to reuse the materials in our products when the products reach end-of-life.

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2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

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Sustainable mobility with Ballard technology

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Want to learn more? Contact us at sustainability@ballard.com

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