MUMBAI, India—Birla Carbon, with its stated goal of going carbon-free by 2050, released its ninth sustainability report Sept. 9.
The manufacturer and supplier of carbon black additives based in Mumbai and Marietta, Ga., said it is "driving circularity as a natural progression in the realm of sustainable solutions to the value chains we serve."
The 2021 report focuses on the company's efforts toward circularity with its "Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials" program.
The full report is available at sustainability.birlacarbon.com.
"At Birla Carbon, we define sustainability in the broadest terms to ensure that we are leveraging every aspect of it, to ascertain the future for our business, our customers, our communities and the world," said John Loudermilk, CEO of Birla Carbon. "We have incorporated sustainability, circularity and innovation into our business to create value for our stakeholders along with staying true to our purpose. Our 2021 report ... assesses our sustainability efforts from the previous year and sets the tone for the future of our business as we commit to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050."
Joe Gaynor, chief legal sustainability and risk officer for Birla, said true circularity is becoming a reality.
"Our 2021 report highlights our work in the realm of innovation, sustainability and health, safety and environment, while keeping our core focus ... constant," Gaynor said. "We continue to build on our sustainability goals and to be the preferred sustainable partner with our customers and key stakeholders."
Birla Carbon also notes in the report that it received a gold rating from EcoVadis for the fifth consecutive year; that 68 percent of its waste is recycled; and that the company achieved an energy conversion efficiency rate of 70.9 percent.
Birla Carbon, as the India-based Aditya Birla Group, provides carbon black for paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, and tires.