Birla Carbon awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability
- Birla Carbon’s rating is the highest one given by EcoVadis and places Birla Carbon in the top tier among companies worldwide for its sustainability profile
- Recognised among top 1% of suppliers in the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products for its fair business practices
Atlanta/ Mumbai, September 1, 2016 – Birla Carbon, one of the world’s largest carbon black producers, has been awarded a Gold Recognition Level in sustainability performance pursuant to the survey conducted by EcoVadis. The survey further goes on to place Birla Carbon among the top 2% of all performers in the survey.
EcoVadis based its findings on the Company’s fourth sustainability report titled ‘Maximizing our Potential Through Sustainable Operational Excellence’ for its analysis. The report focusses on Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy driving sustainable business growth. EcoVadis recognized Birla Carbon as being part of the top 3% in its industry sector (manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products) and have also acknowledged it in the top 4% in the same category for its fair and effective labour practices
The report is available at www.sustainability.birlacarbon.com/.
Commenting on this achievement, Dr. Santrupt Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon said, “At Birla Carbon we look at sustainability as a means of maximizing potential more than minimizing risks. It is a proud moment for us to be recognized by EcoVadis for the results that we have achieved. This recognition is a further validation for the direction that we are taking as a Company and the collective commitment of all our employees towards sustainability.” He further added, “This Gold Rating from EcoVadis will further strengthen the conviction of our partners and customers about our long term sustainability and commitment.”
Joe Gaynor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Birla Carbon said, “This is yet another outstanding international recognition of our continued commitment to sustainability. Birla Carbon continues to monitor and assess its environmental impact and adapt to the planetary and social megatrends coming our way so as to ensure that we maximize any resources that we apply and minimize any negative impact to the environment, our employees, and the communities in which we operate. This is all consistent with our vision to be the most respected, dynamic and sustainable global carbon black business.”
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the sustainable performance of their suppliers. EcoVadis uses their unique CSR assessment system with a methodology covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. The system analyses and evaluates company performance over 4 major categories, i.e. Environment, Labour Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. More than 20,000 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 17 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 conducting operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner.
About The Aditya Birla Group
A US $41 billion (Rs 2,50,000 crore) corporation, the Aditya Birla Group is in the League of Fortune 500. Anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 nationalities. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations spanning 36 countries.
The Aditya Birla Group has been ranked fourth in the world and first in Asia Pacific in the ‘Top Companies for Leaders’ study 2011, conducted by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine and RBL (a strategic HR and leadership Advisory firm). The Group has topped the Nielsen’s Corporate Image Monitor 2014-15 and emerged as the Number one corporate, the ‘Best in Class’, for the third consecutive year.
For more information, visit: www.birlacarbon.com