The Acts of Kindness Initiative is our commitment to make available up to £200,000 to support communities close to our manufacturing sites through the challenges presented by Covid-19.

This initiative reflects our values of being a ‘responsible’ part of the communities in which we operate and acting ‘together’ as one Croda family. Through this initiative we have seen some incredible ways in which we are supporting local communities. 

Asia Pacific

  • Cikarang have donated PPE as well as making hand sanitiser and antibacterial hand soap for local hospitals
  • At Croda India they have supported local families with food baskets, as well as donating face masks and disposable coveralls to local hospitals
  • Croda China have made hand sanitiser and gifted face masks and disposable gloves for distribution to community groups most in need, including care homes
  • At Croda Japan they have made hand sanitiser as well as donating food hampers to local schools
  • Croda Singapore have supported migrant workers who are in quarantine by donating food hampers

Europe

  • Acts of Kindness from our manufacturing site at Rawcliffe Bridge, UK, have included purchasing much needed face masks, arm sleeves and antibacterial gel for local care homes, as well as supplying one with a tablet to enable residents to keep in touch with loved ones. They have also supported community groups delivering items to locals who are isolating, with PPE and gifting supplies to two local foodbanks

  • Croda Chocques have supported families experiencing hardship by donating food supplies. They have also donated disinfectant items and PPE to retirement homes and fire departments in the three towns surrounding the site
  • Crodarom donated face masks and protective suits to ambulance drivers as well as providing hydroalcoolic solution, a much sought-after cleaner, to local fire departments, hospitals and children’s nurseries. They have also donated a tablet to a local care home to keep residents in touch with their families
  • Our Hull site have supported a number of local projects, including purchasing craft items and dementia activities to entertain residents of a local care home unable to receive visitors, as well as donating plants, seeds and children’s activities to help entertain children in a local Women’s Refuge. They also donated PPE to local nursing homes and hostels as well as supporting a local education and conservation aquarium with fish food.
  • Mevisa has chosen to work alongside the local Red Cross to support older people who are living in isolation, as well as donating PPE to the local oncology hospital and helping local families with food baskets
  • Our team at Ditton have brought cheer to residents of local care and nursing homes unable to have visitors by arranging a delivery of flowers and plants. They also supported local foodbanks and have helped fund the development of an outdoor reading and wellbeing area for a local children’s nursery to support children of key workers who attend the nursery
  • At Croda Gouda, they, like a number of our sites, have donated to local food banks

North America

  • Our teams at Atlas Point, chose to gift hand sanitiser, toilet paper and paper towels to a community project supplying these much-needed items to families. Supplies of hand sanitiser and face masks were also provided to local emergency medical treatment staff, as well as to a local food bank
  • Incotec Salinas supported a local food bank, that saw an increase in requests for support of nearly 50%

Latin America

  • Colleagues at Campinas have supplied meal and hygiene baskets to local residents most impacted by the pandemic
  • Incotec Holambra provided PPE for medical staff, as well as a heart monitor for an ambulance serving the local community. They also bought food and household materials for families in the community