Targets and progress

To meet our vision, we have reviewed and adapted our set of key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets for FY2020 and launched projects that will advance our business.

Our targets and progress

  • On track iconOn track to meet target
  • Behind schedule iconBehind schedule
  • New target iconNew target
  • Target met iconTarget met and retained
Targets and progress charts
PerformanceProgress toward targetTargets
Our approach
Business Continuity/ReputationNo. 2No. 2No. 2On track iconNo. 1
Maintain our leadership position in terms of carbon black production capacity
Business Continuity$64.4M$69.4M1$54.9M1Behind schedule icon>$100M
Approximately double our annual capital spending against FY2012 baseline to reach $100M
Governance and ethics
Ethics100%100%100%Target met icon100%
100% of employees to receive Code of Ethics training
Air Emissions90.1%90.2%90.1%Behind schedule icon<78%
Reduce our direct emission intensity (tCO2/tcarbon black) by over 22% against 2005 baseline
Energy70.6%71%72.6%On track icon80%
Increase our absolute energy conversion efficiency to 80%
Water81%87%83%Behind schedule icon50%
Reduce our water withdrawal intensity (m3/tcarbon black) by 50% against FY2012 baseline for our high- and medium-risk sites
Product Stewardship4292Behind schedule iconZero releases each year
Record zero environmental releases year on year
Waste29%18%18%New target icon100%
Waste repurposed
Waste0.300.330.21New target icon0.1
Hazardous waste generation intensity (kg/tcarbon black)
Safety0.430.400.55On track icon0
Zero recordable injuries (report on TRIR progress)
Management Team100%100%100%Target met icon100%
100% of Birla Carbon managers to have stated and measured goals set annually
Community Engagement100%100%100%Target met icon100% each year
100% of our facilities to participate in community engagement

1 The amount does not include the funds invested in our greenfield Jining project.

2 The increase in environmental releases is due to our voluntary decision to report releases which are even below regulatory requirements for our plants with communities in close proximity. The number of releases would have been two if reported following the same methodology as FY2016.