Sustainable Operational Excellence

Our sustainability approach is driven by our Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy. SOE helps us improve operating standards, manufacture carbon black as efficiently as possible, minimize adverse impacts on natural resources and the environment and maximize our positive impact on society, while continuing to deliver excellence to our customers. It influences all aspects of our business decisions, from designing and operating our plants to engaging with our customers, our employees and the communities where we operate. 

The story of carbon black

Message from Joe Gaynor

“At Birla Carbon we are committed to remembering our past and building our future. We have been in business for over 170 years. We want to be here for the long term and we are actively working toward this goal. By taking proactive steps, we can ensure that Birla Carbon is the preferred supplier for our customers – and the preferred employer for our people.”

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal Sustainability and Risk Officer

Our SOE philosophy

Engaging with our stakeholders

To take business decisions that make our operations more sustainable, Birla Carbon engages with our employees, customers and the communities that we impact. We listen to our stakeholders when defining strategy.

Our key issues

Enabling our people

Real change is only possible when it occurs at all levels. We invest in creating the optimal governance structure and providing the necessary resources that enable our people to adopt and be a part of our sustainability vision.

Our Vision

Walking the talk

We set ourselves business targets that require us to be agile in our operations. Through responsible stewardship, Birla Carbon adopts the best internationally recognized standards and tries to improve on them. Leadership in our industry demands continuous improvement and we are determined to be benchmarks of these measures.

Targets And Progress

Enabling our people

Real change is only possible when it occurs at all levels. We invest in creating the optimal governance structure and providing the necessary resources that enable our people to adopt and be a part of our sustainability vision.

Our key issues

Walking the talk

We set ourselves business targets that require us to be agile in our operations. Through responsible stewardship, Birla Carbon adopts the best internationally recognized standards and tries to improve on them. Leadership in our industry demands continuous improvement and we are determined to be benchmarks of these measures.

Our key issues

Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Vision

“By 2017, the Aditya Birla Group endeavors to become the leading Indian conglomerate for sustainable business practices across its global operations, balancing its economic growth with environmental and societal interests.”

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Aditya Birla Group