Birla Carbon Releases Its Fifth Sustainability Report

  • Fifth successive report released since 2012
  • Updated Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 data included
  • Third consecutive online report on a new web platform

 Atlanta/Mumbai, June 22, 2017

Birla Carbon today announced the release of its 2017 Sustainability Report titled, Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business. The report goes a step deeper and closer, exploring the value of carbon black while making its business more sustainable. The report can be accessed at

In his message to all readers, Dr Santrupt Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, wrote, “Birla Carbon has come a long way as a business – from its origins as a regional carbon black supplier to the present, where it now stands as a global leader in the industry. Its benchmark standards, across all operational areas, have also grown in line with the business’s growth.”

He concludes his message saying, “Our stakeholders can continue to expect more from Birla Carbon, built on the ability and hard work of our people. We will carry on making incremental changes in our regular operations and occasionally leap-frogging; we are not afraid of capitalizing on opportunities when they present themselves.” (read Dr Misra’s complete message here)

“We have come a long way in our sustainability journey, evolving as we have grown. This fifth report shares with our stakeholders; our benchmarks, the challenges we face and our progress.” said Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon. He further added, “At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a forward-looking exercise. We continue to explore our future, our long-term aspirations and what it means for us to be available for our customers as the preferred supplier.”

Birla Carbon has published its fifth consecutive report since it began reporting on its sustainability progress back in 2012. The report is the third online report, released on a new, updated web platform, which makes the report website simple to view and easy to navigate and download.

Continuing its focus on SOE (Sustainable Operational Excellence), the report focuses on being future ready at every level of the business. The report also adheres to the updated international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 sustainability reporting guidelines.

Another inclusion is the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2016, Birla Carbon mapped the SDGs to its business. In the 2017 report, the SDGs are linked to the three key levers of its SOE strategy, which are People, Product and Process.

The Download section is now a one stop link for all certificates, policies, statements and guides pertaining to Birla Carbon and its operations globally.

Read the report at For any questions or clarifications, write to

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 11 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.

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