Community engagement

As a member of the Aditya Birla Group, our commitment to social good is in our DNA. We believe in directing our resources to provide practical support and enable people to improve their own lives. At the same time as supporting charitable activities, we aim to help the communities near our operations achieve real and lasting social development.

How do we assess community needs?

Guided by the work of the Aditya Birla Group Foundation, we support the sustainable development of communities close to our plants, depending on their specific social issues and priorities. We apply a participatory approach, engaging with the community to better understand the issues that concern them and to target our interventions accordingly.

Our community engagement activities focus on four key areas, each of which is aligned to the SDGs:

In FY2018, we published the Birla Carbon Stakeholder Engagement Policy (pdf, 0.8 MB), which includes clear standards for our sites to aim for when it comes to engaging with their local stakeholders, including embedding the principles of inclusiveness, transparency, materiality, completeness and cultural appropriateness in all engagement activities.

100% of facilities participate in community engagement.

Mr. KH Oh

HR Manager, Birla Carbon Korea Co. Ltd.

“Our priority is to engage with the local community in Yeosu to understand their needs, ensuring our investments and support make a real and lasting difference in the areas and to the people who need them most.”

Progress towards target

Target: 100% of our facilities participate in community engagement.

FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2030 target
100%100%100%100%100%

Identifying the right projects

Our approach to engaging with communities guides us to build lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with the people impacted by our operations.

Our approach to communities

Partnerships are the foundation of our community strategy

Our strategy

Global commitment

To engage and support communities around our sites

Regional approach

Varies from site to site depending on the region’s development goals.

How do we do this?

  • We IDENTIFY short- and long-term community risks
  • We ASSESS local impact and priorities of the region
  • We ENGAGE with communities to identify views and needs
  • We DEVISE relevant regional community engagement strategy and focus areas
  • We IMPLEMENT activities and investment