Mumbai, India and Marietta, USA – February 12, 2020: Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for sustainable practices, for the fourth consecutive year by EcoVadis. Birla Carbon was recognized as an advanced practitioner of Sustainablity. The rating was awarded after EcoVadis reviewed Birla Carbon’s sustainability reporting standards and practices, based on Birla Carbon’s seventh sustainability report, Evolving, Sustainably Together.
Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon shared,
“This is Birla Carbon’s fourth consecutive Gold rating with EcoVadis. The continued success only shows that our strategy, engagement and execution towards becoming a sustainable organization is on the right track.” He further added, “While we continue to pursue our vision to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black manufacturer, it is our Purpose – ‘Share the Strength’ that drives our engagement with our customers and our suppliers and motivates every employee at Birla Carbon to work towards building a sustainable carbon black business for the future.”
With the gold ranking, Birla Carbon continues to occupy a strong position of being among the top companies in the sustainable practices space under the ‘Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products’ industry.
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform that provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains. Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become a partner to procurement organisations for more than 300 leading multinationals worldwide. Combining People, Process and Platform, EcoVadis has developed technology and a CSR assessment method which covers 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries and 21 CSR indicators. More than 55,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risks, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.
About Birla Carbon
Birla Carbon is a leading global supplier of carbon black. As one of the flagship businesses of the US$ 48.3 billion Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods and tires. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry leading innovation. It’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner. Visit: www.birlacarbon.com
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