“The past year, just like the ones before that, has been an exciting one for Birla Carbon as we completed our quest to excavate and formally embed our ‘Purpose’ globally in the business,” Birla Carbon CEO Dr. Santrupt B Misra said. “Our Purpose - ‘Share the Strength’ describes who we have grown to be and the role we play in society - through the many strengths we’ve built and acquired so far, and the new strengths we are continuously seeking and uncovering as we work with our customers, partners and employees.”
“At its core, Birla Carbon’s business is extracting, modifying and utilizing carbon atoms to share the strength of carbon black with society,” added Joe Gaynor, chief legal, sustainability and risk officer. “Capturing carbon comes with its challenges and we constantly test ourselves to lead the way and do it better than anyone else.
“Operating sustainably means balancing many challenges and priorities. We continue to achieve world-class safety performance, but there is, even more, we can do,” he continued. “We’re exploring innovative ways to minimize our environmental impact and making significant investments in air emission abatement equipment and energy recovery technologies.”
The report adheres to the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 sustainability reporting guidelines at all level and continues to focus on Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE).
In this report, Birla Carbon further builds on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals which apply to the three pillars of its SOE strategy – People, Product and Process.
Some of the important changes in the report include a revision of the key performance indicators and expanded targets until FY2030. There are also changes to the waste KPI, inclusion of new KPIs for employee engagement and customer satisfaction, and expansion of the safety KPI to include contractors along with permanent employees.
For the second consecutive year, Birla Carbon was awarded a Gold rating from EcoVadis for its continuous efforts towards fair business practices and sustainable procurement.
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