Birla Carbon plants in the USA and South Korea secure ISCC PLUS Certification

  • Birla Carbon Italy achieved this certification for Birla Carbon in 2023
  • More Birla Carbon plants to be certified in 2024

Mumbai, India and Marietta, USA – February 8, 2024: Birla Carbon, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon-based solutions, is happy to announce that its plant in the USA (Hickok) and South Korea (Yeosu) has secured the ISCC PLUS certification with zero non-conformities. This accomplishment follows the successful ISCC PLUS certification of Birla Carbon’s plant in Italy, reflecting the company’s commitment to sustainability and circularity.

Birla Carbon’s Italy plant received the ISCC PLUS certification in May 2023, making it the first plant to receive this certification, showcasing the business’ dedication to providing advanced products to the industry.

Commenting on this recognition, John Loudermilk, President and Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “We are proud to announce the ISCC PLUS certification for our plant in Hickok (USA) and Yeosu (Korea), marking another milestone in our sustainability journey. These achievements underscore Birla Carbon’s steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility. As we expand our certification efforts globally, with the rest of our locations, we are reinforcing our dedication to sustainable and traceable practices.” He further added, “Birla Carbon remains committed to setting industry benchmarks and contributing to a more sustainable future.”

Looking ahead, Birla Carbon is actively pursuing ISCC PLUS certification for several other global plants. The certification process for two units in Brazil and three units in India, Spain, Egypt, and Hungary is underway, with the remaining sites slated for completion through the remainder of CY 2024. Birla Carbon remains dedicated to implementing sustainable practices, and this recognition reinforces its commitment to responsible operations.

This globally recognized certification is in line with Birla Carbon’s aspiration to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the successful introduction of ContinuaTM Sustainable Carbonaceous Material (SCM).

About ISCC

The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a voluntary scheme that is applicable for the bioeconomy and circular economy for various sectors.  All kinds of biomass, waste and residues, non-biological renewables, and recycled carbon materials can be certified under ISCC PLUS.

From a stakeholder standpoint, ISCC PLUS is a reliable system that helps identify companies that provide sustainable and circular raw materials.

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is one of the leading global suppliers of carbon-based solutions. As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the 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, Energy Systems, Carbon Nanotubes, and Sustainable Carbonaceous Material. The company operates in 13 countries, boasting 17 manufacturing facilities and three cutting-edge technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), showcasing forefront innovation in the industry. Birla Carbon’s Sustainability Strategy – Share the Future report focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.