ATLANTA/MUMBAI, India — Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for sustainable practices, for the third consecutive year, by EcoVadis. With a score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies the top 2% of the companies assessed from its industry sector. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices, based on Birla Carbon’s sixth sustainability report, “Share the Strength: Working Together for a Sustainable Future.”

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon, commented, “With this third consecutive Gold rating, Birla Carbon continues to rank in the top of our industry, and it is consistent with our drive to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black manufacturer. At Birla Carbon, sustainability is a group effort and involves each and every employee. We will continue to ‘Share the Strength’ through continuous innovation in the way we manufacture our products, support our communities and engage with our customers.”

This year, EcoVadis modified its reporting format and did not provide ranking on pan industry sectors comprising over 55,000 companies from 150 countries. However, with this score of 71%, Birla Carbon occupies a strong position of being among the top 2% of companies in the sustainable practices space under the “Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products” industry.

EcoVadis is a collaborative platform that provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains. Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has become a partner to procurement organizations for more than 300 leading multinationals worldwide. Combining people, process and platform, EcoVadis has developed technology and a CSR assessment method that covers 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 world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black and a flagship business of the Aditya Birla Group. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities.