Smart science to improve lives™
‘Smart science’ embodies using the knowledge, passion and entrepreneurial spirit of our people to create, make and sell speciality ingredients used by industries and consumers around the world. We are built on a foundation of turning renewable raw materials into innovative ingredients. This focus remains the heart of what we do: harnessing innovation to create market-leading products and ensuring that we have a positive effect on our environment and society.
This is about the positive impact our activities and ingredients have on the environment and world around us. Our ambition is to become the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients and aligning our approach with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will ensure we can help to tackle some of the biggest challenges the world faces today. Our ambition is to be Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030. From sustainable processes and innovative ingredients helping to protect skin, reduce carbon emissions and grow more food, to improving wellbeing and the efficacy of life-saving drugs, we are using our Smart science to improve lives™ every day.
"As CEO, for me, it’s really important that as an organisation we stand for something that we really believe in, looking beyond profit and showing that we believe in, and are working to create, positive change for the environment and society. Our Purpose shows a firm path to not only deliver strong financial results, but also strong non-financial results."
Steve Foots, Croda CEO
Celebrating Pride with a message from Daniele Piergentili, President Life Sciences.
To celebrate Pride, Daniele Piergentili talks about inclusion and his journey to become an inclusive leader. Our values are rooted in inclusive behaviours, ensuring all our colleagues, including LGBTQ+ employees, are supported to give their best every day.
Case study: Putting lives on hold to meet the COVID-19 vaccine challenge
Through our contribution to various COVID-19 vaccination programmes we have been able to play our part in helping the world emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Our contribution required the rapid ramp-up of lipid production capacity at our Avanti manufacturing site in Alabama, and a project to expand production volumes that would typically take two years was completed in a matter of months. While it was Avanti’s deep knowledge of lipid drug delivery combined with Croda’s expertise in operational scale-up that made the project possible, it was our people who made it happen. Our teams worked around the clock running three shifts a day to produce the required quantities of lipids.
The project involved diverting resources from around the business to support lipid production, including employees from Croda sites in the US and UK who put their lives on hold and travelled to Alabama for five months. Many of these seconded employees were graduates, with a rotation added to our graduate programmes. Our people worked tirelessly, exemplifying the Croda values, to deliver for our customers.
The immediate impact of this work is obvious, but beyond this the experience and knowledge gained will aid their development as they progress in their careers. Ashlea Taylor-Hughes, pictured, a Croda research scientist from Cheshire, UK, who postponed her wedding to travel to Alabama, said: “It was scary to come out here for five months but, just thinking of all the good that it would do, I was completely up for it.”
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