Sustainable Operational Excellence

Our Approach

For centuries, carbon black has played a vital but often overlooked role in making our lives better, advancing agriculture, aiding safer travel and improving the performance of everyday products. We continue to be driven by our purpose, vision and strategy, leveraging the power of carbon black to create social value.

Our strategy: Sustainable Operational Excellence

Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) is our sustainability strategy, influencing every decision we make. From designing and operating our plants to interacting with our customers and communities, SOE guides our efforts to Share the Strength and live our purpose.

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People

We encourage a culture of responsibility that promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and the communities in which we operate.

Read more about our employee culture (PDF, 13.7 MB)

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Product

We are committed to producing a consistent supply of world-class carbon black for our customers while also working to reduce our environmental impact and ensuring our product generates real social value.

Find out more about our product innovations (PDF, 13.7 MB)

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Process

We strive to be a responsible steward of the environment by optimizing the conversion of carbon-to-carbon black, minimizing our carbon dioxide emissions and maximizing the recovery of energy generated during our manufacturing process.

Learn about our approach to protecting the environment (PDF, 13.7 MB)

How we are adapting for the future

To continue to achieve Sustainable Operational Excellence, Birla Carbon has aligned with the Aditya Birla Group’s three‑step agenda:

We have become responsible stewards

We have begun greater stakeholder engagement

We are future-proofing our business over the long term

Future issues and trends

Future-proofing is a key stage in our SOE journey. It helps us to identify external factors that could impact our business, considering their potential risks and opportunities. We believe the following external factors may impact the global carbon black industry between now and 2030:

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Climate change

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Resource scarcity

Demographic Shifts

Demographic shifts

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Disruptive innovation

How we focus on what matters

Our Sustainability Steering Committee determines the materiality of key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, aligning to Global Reporting Index (GRI) Standards.

The issues below are the most significant for Birla Carbon and our stakeholders.

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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.

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

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Society

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Our EcoVadis Sustainability Rating

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of independent business sustainability ratings. Our Platinum result places us in the top 1% of companies rated and confirms our position as an industry leader in advanced sustainability practices and reporting.

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In our report you will find more information on:

  • SOE strategy
  • How we are future-proofing our business
Read our FY2022 report (PDF, 13.7 MB)

Our 2022 Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards Comprehensive option and includes our UN Global Compact Communication on Progress.

Read our GRI and UNGC Indices 2022 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
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Always investing in innovation

See how our culture of ingenuity brings sustainable solutions
through partnerships and product developments.

Innovation >

Working towards our 2030 goals

Take a look at our progress, including our awards, targets and our contribution to global goals.

Our Progress at a Glance>