Croda International Plc is an equal opportunities employer.  It is the company’s policy to treat all employees, job applicants, customers and suppliers fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  Furthermore the company will ensure that no requirement or condition be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals on any of the above grounds.

The company is committed to ensuring both the absence of discrimination and also the promotion of positive attitudes and policies towards diversity in the workplace.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay and benefits, communications, training, promotion, transfer and every other aspect of employment.  It also applies to supply contracts and marketing/sales activities.  The company will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The company is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective.  The overall responsibility for the policy lies with the main board of directors, however all staff are expected to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity.  Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.

Any employee or job applicant who believes they have received less favourable treatment on any of the grounds mentioned above is asked to contact the Group Personnel Manager for guidance in using the company’s grievance procedure.