Smart science to improve lives™
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Croda at a glance 

Using Smart science to improve lives™ is made possible thanks to our distinctive values-led culture, which brings together our in-house knowledge, passion and entrepreneurial spirit. This governs how we interact with our customers, how we work with each other, and guides our relationships with partners.

2022 highlights

Sales: £2,089.3m (2021: £1,889.6m)
92 locations across the world in 39 countries
over 5,800
Organic raw materials from bio-based sources:
Scope 1 and 2 emissions (TeCO2e):
121,093 (2021: 133,899)
Land area saved (hectares): 145,709 (2021: 125,958)

Our customer-focused strategy

Our corporate strategy ensures a focus on growth, innovation and sustainability, applying smart science to help customers deliver on their consumer and sustainability commitments while achieving our own: creating sustainable value for shareholders.

Growth, innovation, strategy

Our markets

We are a focused Life Sciences and Consumer Care company, our smart science is found in products that touch our lives every day from life-saving pharmaceuticals and sun protection to crop yields and seed enhancement.

Our markets

Our shared values

United by our strong sense of Purpose and our values, we work as one team. We promote a ‘One Croda’ culture, encouraging everyone to work together to achieve our goals; paying a living wage, embracing the value of our diverse work force and benefitting from both experience and diversity of thought. Our values-led culture governs how we work and guides our relationships with others. Shared values of Responsible, Innovative and Together focus our efforts to ensure smart science that improves lives.

Read more about our Global Ethics & Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme here

Close to customers: global operations

By building direct relationships with customers, rather than using distributors, and collaborating with them at Croda innovation centres around the world, we gain a detailed understanding of their needs helping us to identify new opportunities. Our agile, decentralised operating model enables our ‘One Croda’ culture, aligning our global footprint with local sales, R&D and warehousing. 

We operate globally with a balanced footprint across 92 sites, constituting global manufacturing, with local sales offices and innovation centres. Our footprint balances the need for efficient manufacturing operations with our desire to be close to customers. Our 24 principal manufacturing sites are complemented by 19 local manufacturing sites that typically support our Fragrances and Flavours and Seed Enhancement businesses. All our locations have externally validated decarbonisation roadmaps in place.

Where we operate

As of December 2022, all of our locations have approved 2030 decarbonisation roadmaps,
as part of our ambition to become Climate Positive.

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Our history

Founded in 1925, we continue to build on our heritage every day, with sustainability always central to our thinking, turning exciting and often ground-breaking ideas into practical solutions for our customers.

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Our Purpose

‘Smart science’ embodies the knowledge, passion and entrepreneurial spirit of our people to create, make and sell speciality ingredients used by industries and consumers around the world.

Chemists working in the centre of excellence laboratory with our speciality ingredients at Croda

Our markets

Developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients is at the heart of our business.

Croda 2022 non-financial data pack

Further reading

Croda urges G20 leaders to keep Paris Agreement within reach

Croda is signatory to an open letter to all G20 leaders, urging them to keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal within reach.

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Record performance driven by accelerated strategic implementation

Croda International results for the six months ended 30 June 2021

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