Birla Carbon Plants Secure ISCC PLUS Certification


Birla Carbon is delighted to declare the attainment of ISCC PLUS certification without any deviations at its facilities situated in the United States (Hickok) and South Korea (Yeosu). This achievement comes after the certification of Birla Carbon’s plant in Italy, showcasing the firm’s dedication to sustainability and the circular economy.

Birla Carbon stands as one of the premier global providers of carbon-based solutions, operating under the Aditya Birla Group. Renowned for its pioneering approach, it offers sustainable and innovative carbon black solutions that elevate the performance across various sectors including paints, coatings, inks, plastics, textiles, and tires, among others. With a presence in 13 countries, the company operates 17 manufacturing units and three technology centers situated in Marietta (USA), Taloja (India), and Samberville (Belgium).

ISCC PLUS, a voluntary program, serves as a dependable framework within the bioeconomy and circular economy sectors. It encompasses certification for a wide array of resources including biomass, waste, non-biological renewables, and recycled carbon materials. This system effectively distinguishes companies committed to offering sustainable and circular raw materials, making it a valuable tool for stakeholders seeking reliability in sourcing.

In May 2023, Birla Carbon’s Italy facility secured the ISCC PLUS certification, positioning it as the inaugural recipient and exemplifying the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to the sector. John Loudermilk, President and CEO of Birla Carbon, expressed his pride in the recognition, stating, “We are delighted to announce the ISCC PLUS certification for our Hickok (USA) and Yeosu (Korea) plants, marking a significant milestone in our sustainability journey.”

These accomplishments highlight the company’s resolute dedication to environmental stewardship. Loudermilk continued, “As we extend our certification initiatives globally across our other sites, we reaffirm our pledge to embracing sustainable and transparent practices.” He emphasized, “Birla Carbon remains steadfast in its mission to establish industry standards and foster a more sustainable tomorrow.”

Looking forward, Birla Carbon is actively engaged in pursuing ISCC PLUS certification for multiple additional plants across the globe. Currently, the certification process is underway for two facilities in Brazil and three others spread across India, Spain, Egypt, and Hungary. The remaining sites are expected to complete the certification process by the end of the calendar year 2024.

Birla Carbon remains steadfast in its dedication to adopting sustainable practices, and this acknowledgment serves to reinforce its commitment to conscientious operations. This internationally recognized certification aligns with Birla Carbon’s aim of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, along with the successful introduction of ContinuaTM Sustainable Carbonaceous Material (SCM).


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