Smart science to improve lives™

2020 Annual Report

Smart science to improve lives™


Croda 2020 Annual Report

Annual Report

During 2020 the strength and quality of our business model has been further demonstrated.

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Croda 2020 Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

Despite all the difficulties that 2020 brought, we made significant progress in the year towards our goals and have build encouraging momentum.

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Steve Foots

"This year, more than ever, we felt the value of working closely with partners and supporting every one of the stakeholders in our ecosystem. Our continued success and positive impact on the world is driven by the strength of these relationships with others."
  • Anita Frew, Croda Chair

    Chair's statement

    Anita Frew

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  • Croda, Group Chief Executive, Steve Foots

    CEO's statement

    Steve Foots

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  • Jez Maiden, Croda Chief Financial Officer

    CFO's statement

    Jez Maiden

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Sector review

Second half year sales recovery but profit mix impacted by consumer lockdowns

Our smart science is helping our customers, large and small to create formulations with improved environmental profiles for thousands of personal and home care products while delivering clear benefits to consumers. 

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Iberchem acquisition: stepping into the fragrance and flavours market
In November 2020, we announced our acquisition of Iberchem, an international fragrances and flavours business headquartered in Spain. The deal represents the largest acquisition in our long history and a well-timed step into this strongly aligned market.

“The Croda sustainability Commitment to become Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030 was a key consideration in this acquisition. Both Croda and Iberchem share a drive to advance the sustainability of practices in this sector as well as improving People practices more widely.” Guillaume Audy, newly appointed Director of Sustainability at Iberchem.

Personal Care sector review 2020

Sector smart science in action

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Our strategy

Our focus on growth, innovation and sustainability aims to ensure that Croda smart science helps our customers everywhere to deliver on their consumer and sustainability commitments, while we continue creating sustainable value as a business.

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Annual Report archive

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Climate positive

Transition to a dedicated Consumer Care and Life Sciences company

Croda enters agreement to sell majority of Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals businesses; completing its transition into a dedicated Consumer Care and Life Sciences company

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Appointment of Non-Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Non-Executive Director, Nawal Ouzren.

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