Croda employs a wide range of technologies to transform basic natural oils and fats into speciality chemicals for a diverse range of markets (see Technology).
These processes are carried out using the most technologically advanced facilities available anywhere in the world. Our production capabilities have been strengthened by the acquisition of Uniqema in 2006. Croda now has manufacturing facilities throughout the UK and mainland Europe, North and South America, India, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan.
In manufacturing as with all aspects of our business, there is a constant focus on sustainability, process safety and efficiency. Areas under constant review include minimising health and safety risks, whilst developing simpler and low energy routes to existing and new chemical processes.
Sites are regularly audited to ensure compliance with our rigorous SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) policies. All Croda manufacturing sites have attained the international quality standard ISO 19001. Some, particularly those associated with the personal care and health care/pharmaceutical industries, operate to the principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).
All Croda manufacturing sites have the objective of certification to BS EN ISO 14001 (environmental management) and BS OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management) standards by 2010.