On the road to net zero

Our vision is to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black business. For over a century, Birla Carbon’s products have played a vital role in making our lives better, advancing agriculture, aiding safer travel and improving the performance of countless everyday products.

By focusing on our people, product and processes, we have made significant progress in driving circularity, which sets us confidently on the path to our net zero emissions goal.

John Loudermilk on sustainability at Birla Carbon
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At Birla Carbon, sustainability is one of the key pillars for the business’ success. We leverage every aspect to ensure the future of our business, our customers, our communities, and the world, is long-lasting and sustainable.”

John Loudermilk
CEO, Birla Carbon

John Loudermilk Sustainability video

Watch this video message from John Loudermilk, CEO.

Our full FY2022 report covers our latest approach, progress and goals in detail.

Read our FY2022 report (PDF, 13.7 MB)
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Working towards our 2030 goals

To meet our vision, we are working towards ambitious goals for FY2030. We have set key performance indicators (KPIs) to track our progress as we work to become the most sustainable carbon black business.

Our Progress at a Glance >

Our 2050 net zero pledge

We are pledging to reduce our carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 – a first for the carbon black industry. Drawing on our sustainability progress, our customer relationships, and our ongoing innovations we are confident that we can achieve our goal.

Net Zero By 2050 >

Recent highlights

Ecovadis Platinum

EcoVadis
Platinum

We have been awarded a Platinum Rating by EcoVadis, following five previous consecutive years of Gold Ratings.

Top 1% of rated companies >

Applying
circular thinking

Upon completion of Circtec’s new facility, 73,000 tonnes of Continua™ SCM will eliminate 228,000 tonnes of direct and indirect CO2 emissions annually when compared to the conventional carbon black process.

Forging Circularity >

Innovation
for sustainability

We launched new Hype Open Innovation campaigns for employees to submit their ideas to improve workplace safety and achieve our net zero target.

Innovation >

Our strategy: the motivation behind our actions

Our sustainability strategy ensures operational excellence and shared value. It is behind every decision we make, from product design to supporting our communities.

Sustainable Operational Excellence >
Our Approach

Always keeping everyone safe

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people around the world. At Birla Carbon we have embedded our COVID-19 response framework into our everyday processes to protect our employees and ensure business continuity for our customers.

Business Continuity Planning Statement (PDF, 0.5MB) >

How we focus on what matters

In alignment with global sustainability goals, we first mapped our efforts to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in FY2016, focusing on three key areas: economy, society and environment. To continually review the challenges that are most relevant to our business, and to consider internal and external impacts, we carried out a materiality assessment in FY2022.

We recently became signatories of the UN Global Compact, ensuring our efforts are coordinated at a global level.

How we focus on what matters

Our foundation for excellence

Discover our policies, Code of Ethics and our IATF, ISO, OHSAS and SA Certificates by region.

Policies, Codes and Certificates >
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