Epsilon Carbon bags SA8000 certification for commitment to social accountability
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Epsilon Carbon bags SA8000 certification for commitment to social accountability

Becomes the first Indian carbon black manufacturer to be awarded the SA8000 certification

  • By ICN Bureau | May 20, 2024

Epsilon Carbon, a leading player in the carbon industry, has been conferred with SA8000 certification from Social Accountability International (SAI), for adherence to the highest standards of social accountability and worker welfare.

Epsilon Carbon is the first Indian carbon black manufacturer to be awarded this certification. The certification recognizes Epsilon Carbon's dedicated efforts in ensuring ethical business practices and improving the lives of over 1,800 workers and their families at Epsilon’s township located in Vijayanagar.

Vikram Handa, Managing Director of Epsilon Group, said, “As a leader in the chemical industry, we are proud to receive the SA8000 certification. We recognize the importance of the well-being of our people at the workplace. The certification is a result of our consistent commitment to social accountability and the well-being of our employees across the organization. The SA8000 certification is our commitment to fair labour practices, respect for workers' rights, and proactive community engagement thereby reflecting our continuous strive to make a positive impact.”

The certification is a testament of Epsilon Carbon’s commitment to providing the workers with good housing, living standards, a clean environment and ensuring fair wages that meet national standards, reflecting its dedication to economic fairness.

Pratish Koparkar, Chief Human Resource Officer of Epsilon Group said, “We are an employee-centric organisation, and the SA 8000 certification is a result of our continuous endeavour to create a workplace where we prioritize our staff and workers' well-being and rights. The achievement highlights our efforts to build a sustainable and inclusive environment to impact more than 6,000 lives including the workforce families. Some of the best practices include housing township, health center, child crèche, playground and many more facilities”. 

The SA8000 Standard, developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), is the leading social certification program, recognizing organizations that uphold the highest standards in social accountability and worker welfare.

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