Croda Continues Support of Sustainable Palm Oil with Latest Supply Chain Certifications in India and Latin America

Croda, a global speciality chemical company, is pleased to announce its manufacturing sites in Brazil and India are the latest to receive certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a non-profit, multi stakeholder organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable production of palm oil worldwide, for Mass Balance production at its site.

Croda has now successfully achieved certification of a number of its manufacturing sites to handle Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) materials via Mass Balance, including facilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA. These latest certifications in India and Latin America further demonstrates Croda’s commitment to responsible sourcing of palm oil and palm kernel oil on a global scale and supports Croda’s plan to offer CSPO derived products at its manufacturing sites world-wide by 2015.

Continually increasing its portfolio of certified sustainable palm oil derivative products, Croda can currently offer many of the core ingredients used by Personal Care manufacturers, including products from their heritage Cithrol™Sp™ and Tween™ ranges, amongst many others. Additionally, the incorporation of "SP" into the product name clearly indicates to the buyer the responsibly sourced sustainable palm. By choosing to include SP ingredients in their formulation, consumer goods manufacturers will be able to demonstrate their proactive commitment to sustainable palm oil by stating "contributes to the production of certified sustainable palm oil" on their relevant finished good packaging. For a full list of Croda’s sustainable palm oil derived ingredients visit www.crodapersonalcare.com.

Although 80% of palm oil produced is used within food production, there remains a responsibility within the personal care industry to drive the demand for sustainable palm oil. Croda has a schedule in place for RSPO audits of its remaining manufacturing sites and anticipates it will be able to offer certified sustainable palm oil derivative products from all manufacturing sites globally in 2015.

For more information on Croda’s commitment to sustainability and to view their latest corporate position statement on palm oil, visit www.croda.com/csr.

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About Croda
Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda is a FTSE100 company with a flexible structure that allows them to focus on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients that their customers can build on in: Personal Care, Health Care, Crop Care, Polymer Additives, Lubricants, Coatings & Polymers, Geo Tech, Home Care and Industrial Specialities.
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