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Share the Future: Birla Carbon releases its 11th Sustainability Report

Share the Future: Birla Carbon releases its 11th Sustainability Report
  • Fostering industry collaborations to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050
  • Birla Carbon Italy receives ISCC Certification
  • Re-invested 4% of earnings into R&D

Mumbai, India & Marietta, USA – September 18, 2023 – Birla Carbon, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black solutions, today released its 11th annual sustainability report titled – Share the Future. The 2023 report highlights the company’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through substantial advancements in Continua™ Sustainable Carbonaceous Material (SCM) and prioritizing the 4Rs strategy of Research, Reduce, Replace, and Repurpose to lower GHG emissions.

The online report is available at – birlacarbon.com/sustainability-at-birla-carbon

Sharing his thoughts on the release of the report, John Loudermilk, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “In our 11th annual sustainability report, ‘Share the Future,’ we reflect on our journey over the last year on our progress as a company, driven by sustainability and innovation. Our journey has been unwavering, even in the face of a challenging global landscape characterized by economic uncertainties and geopolitical tensions.” He further added, “This year, we have revisited our sustainability strategy clearly stating our focus on Environment, Social, and Governance driven by innovation. Our people are leading the way to be the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive future-ready business built on a foundation of operational excellence and commitment to safety.”

Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Sustainability, and Risk Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “Our ongoing journey toward sustainability stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to becoming a globally respected leader in the carbon black industry. Focusing resolutely on the pillars of Environment, Social, and Governance, we are nurturing a culture of innovation that empowers every individual at Birla Carbon to contribute toward our long-term sustainability journey. Safety remains our most important priority, underscored by a profound mindset shift and rigorous adherence. Our commitment is woven into our actions, propelling us to not only excel in the carbon black industry but also to emerge as prominent provider of global sustainable solutions.”

Key highlights of the report –

  • Repurposed 72% of waste, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • Refinancing existing debts through a US$750 million loan linked to sustainability performance
  • Upon completion of our partner’s new facility, 73,000 tonnes of Continua™ SCM will eliminate 228,000 tonnes of direct and indirect CO2 emissions annually
  • ISCC certification for our plant in Italy

The 2023 report covers the full scope of Birla Carbon’s global operations and shares an analysis of performance against the Share the Future sustainability strategy. The 2023 report states the various targets Birla Carbon has achieved during the year to fulfill its sustainability goals and establish its leadership in the industry for the years to come.

Read the report at – birlacarbon.com/sustainability-at-birla-carbon

For any questions, clarifications, and feedback, write to us at birlacarbon.sustainability@adityabirla.com

Downloads section on the Sustainability webpage provides links for all certificates, policies, statements, and guides pertaining to Birla Carbon and its operations globally.

About Birla Carbon

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, and 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 Sustainability Strategy – Share the Future, focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

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