Birla Carbon awarded Platinum level rating by EcoVadis
Rating validates company’s position as a leader in sustainable practices
Birla Carbon has been awarded a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis, an independent sustainability rating agency. This recognition confirms Birla Carbon’s position as an industry leader in advanced sustainability practices and reporting and places it in the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis.
The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices in its recently published ninth sustainability report, Driving Circularity.
Commenting on this stellar achievement, John Loudermilk, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, shared, “At Birla Carbon, sustainability is central to who we are and how we operate our business. We are extremely proud to receive the platinum rating this year by EcoVadis. This is a reflection of our focus on sustainability and Circularity, especially with the launch of Continua SCM, our Net Zero aspirations, and the Sustainability Linked Loan, among other sustainability initiatives.” He further added, “A platinum rating is a noteworthy achievement, but it would not be possible without all of our employees’ consistent and committed efforts. I want to thank the entire Birla Carbon team for their continuous dedication to our Purpose to ‘Share the Strength’, for it is through that collaboration we are able to be the preferred partner to our customers, a good neighbor in our communities, and a safe home for our employees.”
EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, and since its founding in 2007, to date, EcoVadis has rated over 75,000 trading partners worldwide, mitigating risk for global organizations for more than 300 leading multinationals worldwide. Combining People, Process, and Platform, EcoVadis has developed technology and a CSR assessment method covering 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. More than 55,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risks, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.
Birla Carbon is one of the leading global suppliers of carbon black. As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, tires, Energy Systems, and Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry-leading innovation. Its Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.