- Occupies top 2% of the companies assessed from our industry sector
Atlanta / Mumbai – January 03, 2018
Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for sustainable practices, for the third consecutive year by EcoVadis. With a score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies the top 2% of the companies assessed from its industry sector. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices, based on Birla Carbon’s sixth sustainability report, Share the Strength: Working Together for a Sustainable Future.
Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon shared,
“With this third consecutive Gold rating, Birla Carbon continues to rank in the top of our industry and it is consistent with our drive to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black manufacturer. At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a group effort and involves each and every employee. We will continue to ‘Share the Strength’ through continuous innovation in the way we manufacture our products, support our communities and engage with our customers.”
This year, EcoVadis modified its reporting format and did not provide ranking on pan industry sectors comprising over 55,000 companies from 150 countries. However, with this score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies a strong position of being among the top 2% of 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 one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high quality carbon black and a flagship business of the US$ 44.3 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.
Birla Carbon’s Purpose – Share the Strength is about balanced and shared leadership, working at the product level to innovate cutting edge solutions, through collaboration with its people, customers and communities and backed by knowledge built over a century.
For more information, visit: www.birlacarbon.com