To us, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) means generating positive social and environmental impact and business value through the delivery of our products and solutions, while ensuring that ESG considerations are embedded throughout our operations and daily business practice.

Starting with our products, our fuel cell stacks and engines are designed to provide a low lifetime environmental impact and deliver zero-emission mobility when fuelled by green hydrogen. By balancing sustainable practices and transparency, Ballard strives to ensure that we, and our customers, continue to maximize our positive impact on the world.

2023 report highlights


We are proud to share with you our annual ESG Report, which illustrates how we bring our vision and value proposition to life through our business activities. Our ESG Report covers the progress we made this past fiscal year, focused on advancing the ESG areas of most importance to our business and stakeholders.

Highlights of this years report include:

CO2 prevention graph 2023

Ballard is Committed to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Ballard is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 for corporate emissions. This includes all our scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, and partial scope 3 emissions including employee commuting, business travel, and hydrogen purchase for research and development activities.

Product Life Cycle

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 the extraction of raw materials until it leaves our shipping dock.

Supporting a Circular Economy

Ballard is a supporter of the principles of 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.



Circular Economy
2023 Stats

ESG Reports

Other Reports

Assessment Reports

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for a sustainable futureSustainable mobility with Ballard technology Read more...
RefurbishingFuel cell refurbishing, recycling & platinum recovery
Fuel cell life cycle assessmentFuel Cell Life Cycle Assessment - FCmove®-HD Module for Heavy Duty Motive Applications Read more...
Transit bus life cycle assessment comparison with FCmove-HDTransit Bus Life Cycle Assessment Comparison with FCmove®-HD Read more...


ISO 9001
IATF 16949 
In 2022, 80% of all Ballard sites are certified to either ISO 9001:2015 or ISO
16949:2016, which defines the quality management system requirements
for the design, development, production and service of automotive related
products. Future certification is planned for the remaining facilities. 
ISO 14001   Ballard’s analysis and control of local environmental risks is based on ISO
14001 standards. In 2022, 40% of all Ballard sites are third-party certified to
this standard. Future certification is planned for the remaining sites.
 ISO 45001 Ballard’s occupational health and safety practices and controls of risk
are based on ISO 45001 standards. In 2022, 50% of all Ballard sites were
third-party certified to this standard. Future certification is planned for the
remaining facilities. 
ISO 27001
 Information technology security, cybersecurity and privacy protection are
vital for any organization. In 2022, Ballard completed the important step of
certifying our primary information systems to ISO 27001.

CDP Disclosure Reports

CDP_Discloser_2023_Stamp   2023 Ballard CDP Disclosure Report. Download here... 

2022 Ballard CDP Disclosure Report. Download here... 

2021 Ballard CDP Disclosure Report. Download here...


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