Birla Carbon awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability
Birla Carbon 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 focusses on Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy driving sustainable business growth. EcoVadis recognized 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.”
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the sustainable performance of their suppliers. EcoVadis uses their unique CSR assessment system with a methodology covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. The system analyses and evaluates company performance over 4 major categories, i.e. Environment, Labour Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. More than 20,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.