Croda at a glance
Sales: £2,089.3m (2021: £1,889.6m)
Operations: 92 locations across the world in 39 countries
Employees: over 5,800
Organic raw materials from bio-based sources: 57%
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.
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 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.