- Report modelled on international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Mumbai, India and Atlanta, USA, September 18, 2019 – Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of carbon black, today released its seventh annual sustainability report titled – Evolving Sustainably, Together. The 2019 report focuses on sustainable operational excellence, product and process innovation, customer engagement, sustainable supply chain enhancement, and community outreach efforts. It is aligned with international standards set by the GRI and CDP and highlights efforts initiated by Birla Carbon in collaboration with leading sustainability, environment and risk agencies to achieve its objectives in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The online report is available at – http://sustainability.birlacarbon.com/. To download a copy of the report, click here.
Sharing his thoughts on the release of the 2019 report, Dr. Santrupt B Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “The relevance and value of sustainability for our organizations and our industry has been accentuated in the context of today’s volatile global economic environment. As a global leader we continue to leverage our ‘Sustainable Operational Excellence’ as a key differentiator”. He further added, “We hope to remain a preferred sustainable partner to our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders by virtue of our Purpose-driven culture, strong commitments to our values, ability to collaborate and continuous investment in Innovation”. (read Dr Misra’s entire message here)
Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon, shares his views on the release of the report saying, “At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a continuous initiative across all levels of the organization. For our employees, it is about maintaining the highest safety and environmental standards. For customers, it is about being a best in class innovative partner. For our suppliers, it is about ensuring a reliable and ethical supply chain.” He further adds, “The seventh sustainability report captures the essence of our business strategy focusing on bringing our Purpose to life through innovation across Birla Carbon.” (read Joe Gaynor’s entire message here)
- 100% of suppliers screened for compliance through NAVEX Global’s RiskRate® system
- 5% profit reinvested in R&D
- 75% of our facilities are energy positive with 11 plants making energy related investments in FY 2019
- 55 Net Promoter Score® demonstrating our customers’ high satisfaction
- 70% of our sites completed the year without a recordable injury
- 100% of facilities participate in community engagement
Prioritizing sustainability in day-to-day operations, Birla Carbon endeavors to be the clear leader in the industry, respected by the customers, communities and competitors. But more than simply being respected, innovative and dynamic, Birla Carbon aims to grow along with all its industry associates building and nurturing a better tomorrow.
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A Download section on the Sustainability report website provides links for all certificates, policies, statements and guides pertaining to Birla Carbon and its operations globally.
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.
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