ATLANTA—EcoVadis recognized Birla Carbon with a gold rating for advanced sustainable practice for the second consecutive year. The rating comes after a review of Birla Carbon's sustainability practices after the release of its fifth sustainability report, "Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business."
Birla Carbon's score places it in the top 1 percent of more than 30,000 in all categories.
The firm said that in 2017, it aligned itself to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals that are linked to the three key levers of its Sustainable Operational Excellence strategy—people, product and process.
EcoVadis operates a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. It delivers scorecards covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries and 21 CSR indicators.
"Sustainability is not just about the health and safety of our employees or environmental stewardship but also about creating and bettering our business model to ensure that an enterprise is truly building for the future," said Joe Gaynor, chief legal, sustainability and risk officer for Birla Carbon. "Birla Carbon has always leveraged technologies to improve the way we conduct business and engage with our stakeholders. The EcoVadis rating is a confirmation that our sustainability journey is in the right direction."