C&D Technologies is committed to the protection of the environment and health and safety of its employees, customers, and communities in which it does business. It is the policy of C&D Technologies to design, manufacture, and distribute products in a manner that will not result in the creation of unacceptable risks to health, safety or theenvironment. Responsible management of the environment requires a continuous process of improvement aimed atachieving neutral environmental impact from all operations , products, and packaging within the constraints ofexisting technology and responsible business practice.