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.

2023 highlights

Sales: £1,694.5m (2022: £2,089.3m)
92 locations across the world in 39 countries
over 5,800
Organic raw materials from bio-based sources:
Scope 1 and 2 emissions (TeCO2e):
101,246 (2022: 121,093)
Land area saved (hectares): 151,038 (2022: 145,709)

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

We operate across a global footprint with regional manufacturing operations, complemented by local warehousing, sales and innovation centre's. This ensures we are close to customers and can collaborate with them to deliver innovation, while maintaining high service levels.  As of December 2022, all of our locations have approved 2030 decarbonisation roadmaps, as part of our ambition to become Climate Positive.

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.

2023 Reporting datapack

Further reading

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11th Most Sustainable International Company

We are celebrating being ranked the top of the chemicals sector for the sixth year running in Britain’s Most Admired Companies award

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Croda joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Croda International Plc, the company that uses smart science to create high-performance ingredients and solutions that improve lives, has today joined over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable...

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Launch of first report on biotechnology opportunities in the personal care market

27 September 2022: The “Biotechnology: personal care market report” is the first in a series from Croda which aim to help other forward-thinking companies leverage the opportunities offered by...

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Sustainability expert Aris Vrettos joins Croda

The new position will see the sustainability expert challenge Croda to stretch its already industry-leading sustainability ambitions and commitments and support Croda’s business sectors in further...

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