Epsilon Carbon awarded SA8000 certification for social accountability commitment

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  • May 21,24
Epsilon Carbon is the first Indian carbon black manufacturer to be awarded the SA8000 certification.
Epsilon Carbon awarded SA8000 certification for social accountability commitment

Epsilon Carbon Pvt. Ltd., a prominent figure in the carbon industry, has attained the esteemed SA8000 certification from Social Accountability International (SAI), marking a remarkable achievement in prioritising social accountability and worker welfare. Being the inaugural Indian carbon black manufacturer to receive such recognition, Epsilon Carbon showcases its unwavering dedication to ethical conduct and bettering the lives of over 1,800 workers and their families in Vijayanagar, Karnataka.

This certification illustrates Epsilon Carbon's steadfast commitment to providing its workers with quality housing, elevated living standards, a pristine environment, and equitable wages in accordance with national standards, a step towards economic equity. Moreover, Epsilon Carbon actively participates in community-centric initiatives, significantly benefiting its workers and their families. Recognising the challenges encountered by migrant workers, the company extends comprehensive logistical support to facilitate their smooth transition and access to essential services upon relocation to Epsilon’s township.

Vikram Handa, MD, Epsilon Group, said, “As a leader in the chemical industry, we are proud to receive the SA8000 certification. We recognise 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 organisation. 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.”
 
Pratish Koparkar, Chief HRO, 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 prioritise 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 centre, child crèche, playground and many more facilities”.

The SA8000 Standard, developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), serves as the preeminent social certification program, acknowledging organisations that uphold the highest standards in social accountability and worker welfare. Epsilon Carbon's attainment of this certification represents a significant milestone, reaffirming its commitment to ethical practices and social responsibility while continually striving to enhance the well-being of its employees and their families, fostering a culture of respect, dignity, and continuous improvement.
 

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