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 per cent of all performers in the survey.
EcoVadis based its findings on the Company’s fourth sustainability report titled ‘Maximising 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 per cent in its industry sector (manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products) and have also acknowledged it in the top 4 per cent 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 maximising potential more than minimising risks. It is a proud moment for us to be recognised 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 maximise any resources that we apply and minimise 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.”
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the sustainable performance of their suppliers.