Battery compliance

Microsoft complies with global substance restriction, battery marking, consumer information, and transportation and recycling requirements, including those mandated by the EU Battery Regulation.

Effective January 1, 2020, manufacturers and subsequent distributors of lithium cells, batteries, and equipment powered by cells and batteries are required to make available a test summary as specified in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, sub-section 38.3, paragraph 38.3.5.

Download our UN 38.3 test summary (PDF) and other lithium battery documents.

Additional information is available for the transportation or shipment of Microsoft products containing lithium batteries. Email inquiries to our Battery Transport team.


Safe Disposal of Button/Coin Batteries:  There are several ways to find battery recycling services and advice in your community. Visit Microsoft End-of-life management and recycling for more information about battery recycling and to find available resources near you.

Responsible sourcing

Batteries are central to modern life and mobile workplaces, but global demand over the past decade has resulted in environmental and social challenges throughout the battery supply chain.

Learn more about our responsible sourcing of raw materials

Questions? Email inquiries to our Environmental Compliance team