MUMBAI, India/MARIETTA, GA — Birla Carbon has been awarded a Gold level rating for the fifth consecutive year by EcoVadis, an independent sustainability rating agency. This recognition places Birla Carbon in the top 3% of companies in its sector. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices in its recently published eighth sustainability report, Bending Towards Circularity.
Commenting on the achievement, Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “At Birla Carbon, sustainability is more than a commitment — it is central to who we are and how we operate. We are both proud and humbled to receive this award in a year when we, like most of the world during this global pandemic, have remained laser-focused on ensuring a safe workplace for our employees and uninterrupted supply and services to our customers.” Gaynor added, “Five consecutive Gold ratings is a noteworthy achievement, but it would not be possible without the consistent and devoted efforts by all of our employees. I would like to thank our employees for their continuous commitment to our Purpose to ‘Share the Strength,’ for it is through that collaboration that we are able to remain a good neighbor in our communities, a reliable supplier to our customers and a safe home for our employees. We at Birla Carbon are committed to constant improvement in order to remain an industry leader in sustainability, and we are making plans to have an even greater impact in the years to come.”
With many of Birla Carbon’s customers utilizing the EcoVadis assessment to measure business sustainability performance, the rating is an important aspect in determining sustainability progress. The overall performance rating by EcoVadis is based on the 21 criteria defined over four categories: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement practices. With an overall score of 70, Birla Carbon is in the top 3% of all companies assessed in its category.
Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has rated over 75,000 trading partners worldwide, mitigating risk for global organizations for more than 300 leading multinationals worldwide. The company has developed technology and a CSR assessment method covering 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries, and 21 CSR indicators.