The International Carbon Black Association (ICBA) recently awarded 12 Birla Carbon plants and a R&D Center with certificates of recognition for achieving a level of safety performance above industry average.
Eleven plants and the Marietta R&D Laboratory received the gold award while one plant received the bronze award. This includes Birla Carbon plants across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
A total of 44 global carbon black manufacturing facilities received this recognition as part of the ‘Safety Recognition Programme’ from ICBA.
The ICBA began this recognition programme to acknowledge the outstanding safety records maintained by carbon black manufacturers around the globe and to educate policymakers and the public about the carbon black industry’s genuine regard for making employee safety a pre-condition for successful operations.
Speaking about the recognition, Joe Gaynor, Chief Legal, Risk and Sustainability Officer, Birla Carbon, said: “At Birla Carbon safety is a key component of everything we do. Our policies and processes are written and implemented keeping in mind the safety of our people, safe handling of carbon black and safe management of the manufacturing facilities. I want to congratulate the Birla Carbon plants who have given so much emphasis on building a culture of safety within the organization.”