For its efforts in the field of sustainable development and social responsibility, at the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Business Opportunities for the Private Sector conference
Birla Carbon Egypt won the ‘Pioneer Business for Sustainable Development 2018’ award, at the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Business Opportunities for the Private Sector conference, held on January 15 – 16, 2019, in Cairo, Egypt. The award was presented for its efforts in the field of sustainable development and social responsibility. This conference was organized by the Federation of Egyptian Industries – the Office of Environmental Commitment, with the presence of the environment ministry.
The conference was co-hosted by five business member organizations from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Denmark, and was the first regional Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference specifically for the private sector. The aim of this conference was to get all relevant stakeholders to increase their awareness on the SDGs with a specific focus on the private sector.
Sharing his views on this occasion, John Davidson, President, Europe and Africa region, Birla Carbon said, “Birla Carbon has always endeavored to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black business and this award shows that we are not only on the right path but are also seen as a leader in this aspect.” He further added, “It will be our responsibility to maintain this position and continue to work towards a sustainable tomorrow for our business and our communities as we Share the Strength.”
The Federation of Egyptian Industries/Environmental Compliance Office and Sustainable Development awarded 12 best member company cases out of 192 participants in the competition, representing concrete Sustainable Development Goals projects within the categories – large, small, and medium-sized.
Birla Carbon is also working with the Federation of Egyptian Industries – the Office of Environmental Commitment to obtain a ‘Responsible Care’ logo which is in process to be finalized during the current calendar year.
Commenting on this win, Ayman Attia, General Manager, Birla Carbon Egypt, adds, “This is indeed a great moment for us, as Birla Carbon Egypt is now seen as a pioneer business in the realm of sustainable development. The win further cements our position as a responsible and sustainable business and upholds our vision. I would like to thank the entire team at Birla Carbon Egypt who made this possible.”