Responsible stewardship

Our industry leadership is built on responsible stewardship; it gives us our license to operate. That is why responsible stewardship is the first step in our sustainability strategy. We constantly analyze our operations to maximize the efficient use of resources and minimize any potentially adverse impact on the environment, our employees and local communities. The health and safety of our people is a key priority.

We have made significant progress in recent years; as we have grown, we have matured. 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.

For more information on what we do, read our Compliance section.

Birla Carbon’s sustainability work wins Gold

CSR Rating 2016: Gold

In August 2017, Birla Carbon was once again recognized by EcoVadis with a Gold rating for advanced sustainable practice for the second consecutive year.

With an overall score of 71%, which puts us in the top 1% of over 40,000 suppliers surveyed, Birla Carbon led the way in three out of four sustainability indicator areas:

  • Environment – top 2%
  • Labor Practices – top 1%
  • Fair Business Practices – top 1%

Our score on Sustainable Procurement has room for improvement and this is one of our primary focus areas for the coming months.

We believe that we have achieved this success through dedication, hard work and perseverance; the Gold rating is recognition of the success of our Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy.

“At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a forward-looking exercise where we are continually looking into the future to evaluate what sustainability means to us and our partners in the long term. The EcoVadis recognition goes to show that our actions are on the right path of this evolution. The Gold rating and the improvement in our score with EcoVadis reflects our continued commitment to sustainability.”

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer