Birla Carbon releases latest sustainability report

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Supplier of high-quality carbon black solutions Birla Carbon has released its latest sustainability report, On the Road to Net Zero.

Outlined in the 2022 report is Birla Carbon’s progress with its circular Continua Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials (SCM) in addition to achieving a 67% repurposing of waste, which includes recycling, reuse and recovery.

Other notable achievements include Birla’s Platinum EcoVadis rating, which was granted for sustainable business practices, as well as being the only carbon black multinational to be given an IATF certification across all of its manufacturing facilities. A focus was also placed on the company’s ambition to be net zero by 2050.

“At Birla Carbon, sustainability and innovation are integral pillars that define success,” said John Loudermilk, chief executive officer, Birla Carbon. “We leverage every aspect to ensure the future of our business, customers, communities and the world is sustainable. This has been recently reflected in our Platinum rating by EcoVadis for sustainable business practices.”

“Sustainability for Birla Carbon began long before our first official sustainability report in 2013,” added Joe Gaynor, chief legal, sustainability, and risk officer, Birla Carbon. “In the last 10 years, we have aligned our activities to our business vision to be the most respected, sustainable and dynamic global carbon black leader. We have made efforts and taken bold steps to cement our position in the market as a preferred sustainable partner for our customers. This, for us, is our real achievement.”

Gaynor continued, “We believe in providing value to our customers primarily by developing innovative products that benefit our common value chains; constantly strive to make our operations more sustainable so that we minimize our environmental footprint; and ultimately, give back to the communities and the society in which we operate.”

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