Responsible stewardship is the first step in our sustainability strategy. We made significant progress in this area in recent years; our previous reports, and this one, are testament to what we have achieved. We have grown; we have matured.
Our leadership within our industry is built on responsible stewardship: it gives us our license to operate. We continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards in our work, including ensuring that our operations have a minimal impact on the environment and communities around us. The health and safety of our people is also a key priority. For more information on what we do, read our Compliance section.
Birla Carbon’s sustainability work wins Gold
Birla Carbon is an industry leader in key sustainability fields, according to EcoVadis, a third-party consultant that awarded the company with a Gold rating in FY2017. EcoVadis assessed Birla Carbon’s profile on sustainability indicators, comparing scores to a benchmark of over 150 other suppliers from related industrial sectors. With an overall score of 65%, which puts us in the top 2% of all suppliers surveyed, Birla Carbon led the way in three out of four areas:
- Environment – top 11%
- Labor Practices – top 4%
- Fair Business Practices – 1%
Although we scored less highly on Sustainable Procurement, our scores showed improvement from our previous Silver rating. We believe that we have achieved this through dedication, hard work and perseverance; the Gold rating is recognition of the success of SOE.
“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.”
Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon