Birla Carbon awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for second consecutive year.
Birla Carbon was once again recognized by EcoVadis with a Gold rating for Advanced Sustainable practice. The rating was provided after a review of Birla Carbon’s Sustainability practices post the release of its fifth Sustainability report titled ‘Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business’. The score achieved by Birla Carbon places it in the top 1% of all companies assessed (over 30,000) in all categories.
“Sustainability is not just about the health and safety of our employees or environmental stewardship but also about creating and bettering our business model to ensure that an enterprise is truly building for the future”, said Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon. “Birla Carbon has always leveraged technologies to improve the way we conduct business and engage with our stakeholders. The EcoVadis rating is a confirmation that our Sustainability journey is in the right direction.”
In 2017, Birla Carbon has aligned itself to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are linked to the three key levers of its Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy, which are People, Product, and Process.
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis delivers simple and reliable supplier sustainability scorecards covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. The system analyses and evaluates company performance over four major categories, i.e. Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. More than 30,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners. For the full rating, please visit – www.ecovadis.com
About Birla Carbon
Birla Carbon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black and a flagship business of the US$ 41 billion Aditya Birla Group. The Company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities. Birla Carbon provides a complete portfolio of products across ASTM grades and specialty blacks to meet the specific end requirements across Tires, Rubber, Plastics, Coatings, Inks and other niche industries.
Birla Carbon has two state-of-the art technology centers at Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), besides well-equipped laboratories across its manufacturing units providing for continuous R&D. As an ardent practitioner of sustainable development, Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources and a key focus on conducting operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner.