MARIETTA, Ga.—Birla Carbon, the world's largest producer of carbon black, again is being recognized for its sustainability by EcoVadis.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Birla Carbon has been awarded a gold level rating by the independent sustainability rating agency.
The gold rating was provided after a review of Birla Carbon's sustainability practices discussed in its eighth sustainability report titled "Bending Towards Circularity," the company said.
"At Birla Carbon, sustainability is more than a commitment—it is central to who we are and how we operate," said Joe Gaynor, chief legal, sustainability and risk officer.
"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," he said.
"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," Gaynor said.
EcoVadis considers 21 criteria in areas including environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement practices. Birla Carbon placed in the top 3 percent of all companies assessed in its category.
Birla Carbon is a unit of Mumbai, India-based Aditya Birla Group. The company's U.S. operations are based in Marietta. Operations are in 12 countries with 16 manufacturing sites and two technology centers, including one in Marietta.