Birla Carbon awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability

Date: 02 Sep 2016

Birla Carbon, one of the world’s largest carbon black producers, has been awarded a Gold Recognition Level in sustainability performance pursuant to the survey conducted by EcoVadis. The survey further goes on to place Birla Carbon among the top 2% of all performers in the survey.

EcoVadis based its findings on the company’s fourth sustainability report titled ‘Maximizing our Potential Through Sustainable Operational Excellence’ for its analysis. The report focuses on Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy driving sustainable business growth. EcoVadis recognised Birla Carbon as being part of the top 3% in its industry sector (manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products) and have also acknowledged it in the top 4% in the same category for its fair and effective labour practices.

Commenting on this achievement, Dr. Santrupt Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon said, “At Birla Carbon we look at sustainability as a means of maximizing potential more than minimizing risks. It is a proud moment for us to be recognized by EcoVadis for the results that we have achieved. This recognition is a further validation for the direction that we are taking as a Company and the collective commitment of all our employees towards sustainability.” He further added, “This Gold Rating from EcoVadis will further strengthen the conviction of our partners and customers about our long term sustainability and commitment.”

Joe Gaynor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Birla Carbon said, “This is yet another outstanding international recognition of our continued commitment to sustainability. Birla Carbon continues to monitor and assess its environmental impact and adapt to the planetary and social megatrends coming our way so as to ensure that we maximize any resources that we apply and minimize any negative impact to the environment, our employees, and the communities in which we operate. This is all consistent with our vision to be the most respected, dynamic and sustainable global carbon black business.”



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