In early 2011, the State Council issued the Twelfth Five-Year Plan for the Prevention and Control of Heavy Metal Pollution, requiring that by 2015, the emissions of heavy metal pollutants such as lead and mercury in key areas should be reduced by 15% compared with 2007. On March 28, 2011, nine ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the National Development and Reform Commission, jointly deployed and launched a special campaign to comprehensively rectify the environmental pollution in the lead-acid battery industry in 2011, and required thorough investigation of the entire lead-acid battery industry. On May 18, the Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the "Notice on Strengthening Prevention and Control of Pollution Caused by Lead-acid Storage Battery and Recycled Lead Industry," and clarified that "if no protection distance is legally implemented, it shall be immediately ordered to stop production, rectify within a time limit," and put forward Without environmental impact assessment or failing to meet the requirements of environmental impact assessment, all construction shall be stopped and "such as four exceptions."

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, as of July 31, 2011, a total of 1,930 lead-acid storage battery manufacturers, assembly and recycling (recycled lead) companies were investigated, of which 583 were banned, 405 were closed down, 405 were discontinued, and 610 were discontinued. Home; There are 252 companies in production, and 80 are under construction. Among all 1930 companies, there are 639 companies engaged in battery plate processing and production, 1,105 mere assembly companies, and 186 recycling companies. Of the 252 enterprises that were produced, 121 were processing plates, only 108 were assembled and 23 were recycled. According to statistics, the production capacity of seven major battery-producing provinces and cities (which accounted for 78% of the total national production in 2010) is still about 60 million KVAh, which is equivalent to only 42% of national production in 2010. The current total output of normal production enterprises in Zhejiang Province accounted for only 8% of the province's total production in 2010. In the absence of significant changes in market demand, domestic lead-acid batteries have already experienced a situation of oversupply and the price of products has risen.

According to another report, China Mobile Communications Group has 19 backup battery suppliers. Currently, due to the improvement of the lead-acid battery industry, China Mobile has stopped purchasing 12 of its suppliers. There are only 7 remaining qualified suppliers.

While lead-acid storage battery companies are actively rectifying, the formulation of industry access standards is also steadily advancing. Entrusted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in June this year, the Lead-Acid Battery Branch of the China Electrical Equipment Industry Association began drafting the "Acceptance Conditions for Lead-Acid Batteries." At present, after the draft of the “Entry Conditions” has been widely solicited opinions, a draft of the report has been submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The new “Entry Requirements” put forward clear requirements for new projects from the aspects of total volume control, industrial layout, technical equipment, environmental protection, and safety and occupational health. In order to limit the construction of low-level, low-tech projects, improve the overall industry level of the industry and the industry's access threshold, the “admission requirements” also set forth clear requirements for the technological level of the new construction projects. For existing enterprises, the “Entry Requirements” requires that they obtain production licenses, production safety licenses, discharge permits, and post-environmental impact EIAs in accordance with the law, and require that they use automatic acid distribution, automatic distribution, and brushing within one year. Plates and advanced technologies such as automatic welding or automatic casting and welding, at the same time determined that the reconstruction and expansion of existing projects should adopt the internalization technology of energy conservation and emission reduction. These requirements will promote existing enterprises to accelerate investment in technological transformation and upgrade the scale of advanced production capacity. Some companies with poor financial strength, advanced technology, and difficulty in meeting environmental standards will have to withdraw from the industry.

It is reported that the "Entry Conditions" will be released soon. This will further aggravate industry consolidation on the basis of industry rectification, help eliminate obsolete technologies and production capacity, increase industry barriers, achieve industrial upgrading and transformation, and make outstanding companies do Stronger and bigger, to promote the healthy and sustainable development of the battery industry.