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.

2020 highlights

Sales: £1,390.3m
Operations:
85 locations across the world
Employees:
over 5,600
Organic raw materials from bio-based sources:
67%
Energy from non-fossil fuels:
25%

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.

Our markets

We work across Consumer Care, Life Sciences and Performance Technologies as we extend the reach of Croda smart science to consumers everywhere. These markets and products touch our lives every day, from life-saving pharmaceuticals and sun protection to higher crop yields and more sustainable battery technologies.

Our shared values

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.

Close to customers: global operations

We operate where our customers need us. Working across 37 countries, this includes 27 operations in Western Europe, 27 in Asia, 10 in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, 11 in Latin America, and 10 operations in North America.

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.

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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