Croda: World Leaders in Speciality Chemicals

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Our Corporate Social Responsibility Commitments 

We have recognised Croda is not just about the products, how they are made, or how they are used, but also the impact of our activities on everything we do – Our Partners, Our People, Our World and Our Neighbours.

Our CSR Steering Committee, consisting of a cross section of different functions from across the company, review and prioritise the issues and risks facing the group now and in the future. Through stakeholder engagement we are able to review our issues and objectives and ensure we have in place a process to enable thorough, open and transparent dialogue with all our key stakeholders.

This has led to the identification and ranking of a number of priorities relating to people and communities which go beyond our historical focus on environmental issues.

Responsible sourcing of raw materials and the assessment of carbon footprint for our products were also identified as priority areas.

Our commitments and their objectives have been carefully selected to align with the priorities across our ‘4 Pillars’ of corporate social responsibility - Our Partners, Our People, Our World and Our Neighbours.

These commitments are detailed in the Corporate Social Responsibility Action Plan in our CSR Report for each of our ‘4 Pillars’ which identify the issues, the objectives, targets and where possible, appropriate key performance indicators. This plan will be reviewed annually to ensure the priorities remain relevant and to set new objectives if necessary.

Ownership and delivery of these objectives and targets rests with the Executive Committee of Croda.

Our Responsibility – Recognition

Our responsibilities as a global speciality chemical company go beyond just being economically successful. Our approach to corporate integrity is increasingly recognised externally with The Observer Good Companies Guide prepared by Co-operative Asset Management ranking our company in the top 50 of the entire FTSE 350. Croda International Plc is listed on FTSE4Good and is a member of Business in the Community.