Croda is committed to using raw materials from sustainable sources. This commitment includes palm oil (PO), palm kernel oil (PKO) and their derivatives.

Since 2011, we have taken a very proactive approach to fully support sustainable PO and PKO and continue working with the industry to secure a sustainable source of derivatives.

Eleven of our manufacturing sites are Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certified to handle sustainable PO/PKO derivatives via Mass Balance. These certified sites handle more than 99% of our palm derivative volumes, enabling us to meet our corporate target 'To have RSPO certification of all our relevant supply chains by the end of 2015'.

We are making good progress towards adopting sustainable palm-based raw materials globally with over 200 of our finished products converted to Mass Balance. Our continued programme for conversion will enable us to only supply RSPO certified palm oil finished products by 2017, subject to the continued development of the supply chains.

We will continue to publish progress against our commitments through our annual Sustainability Report, on our website and within the RSPO’s Annual Communication of Progress.

Dr Terence Thistlethwaite
VP of Sustainability