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
Case Study: Acts of Kindness
The Croda Acts of Kindness programme gave employees the opportunity to nominate local causes and charities to support during COVID-19, with each major site given £10,000. We set aside a fund totalling GBP £200,000 and our teams around the world reacted immediately, nominating a diverse group of causes and groups that would benefit from additional help.
In Brazil, the Campinas team wanted to support several groups. This included donating personal hygiene products to a local nursing home as well as providing food boxes for residents in a favela, helping 200 of the most vulnerable families.
The Brazilian team also gifted 100,000 soap bars to the Kayapo, an indigenous tribe in the Capoto-Jarina reservation in the Amazon rainforest. Increased hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, however, access to soap is difficult for these tribes as they do not live in a cash economy and, together with their remoteness and a lack of medical assistance, they are more vulnerable to the pandemic and other health issues.
“These causes were close to the hearts of the team,” says Adriana Nobre, Croda Managing Director for Latin America. “Our people were proud to step forward and help, making a difference to these communities - including the Kayapo who play such an important role in safeguarding the environment.”
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