Croda Honoured to Receive Sustainability Leadership Award

Croda, who create, make and sell innovative, sustainable, high performance speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere, has just been awarded the runner-up prize for Sustainability Leadership at the recent Sustainable Beauty Awards, organised by Organic Monitor.
Held in Paris, the 3rd annual Sustainable Beauty Awards recognise businesses that continue to push boundaries for sustainability in beauty and personal care. In receiving the award, Croda has clearly demonstrated its leadership in sustainability through key aspects of its programme such as their; commitment to renewable raw material sourcing with 66.1% derived from renewables in 2015, much higher than the average of Croda’s peers; and a focus on sustainable product development with their embedment of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry into global R&T, with the majority of new products over recent years scoring at least 11 out of 12. 

Croda’s manufacturing operations were also recognised through the entry; with 24.2% of the Group’s energy coming from non-fossil fuel sources in 2015, around half of which is generated by their own investment in renewable energy including solar panels, a wind turbine and landfill gas. They are also investing in the construction of the first manufacturing site in North America that will use ethylene oxide derived from bio-ethanol and will lead to the production of 100% renewable non-ionic surfactants.  This is alongside ongoing efforts to reduce water usage, emissions and waste to landfill.

After collecting the award, Chris Sayner, Vice President of Customer Alliances within Sustainability at Croda said: “I was very proud to collect this award on behalf of our company; it recognises the sustainability efforts of all our employees”.

Looking to the future, Croda will continue their leadership in developing the physical certified supply chains for palm oil derivatives and build on their current position with the Ingredient Integrity™ Programme that will focus on the positive impacts that their products have across their life time.

This award comes shortly after Croda was also placed in the top 1% of all companies assessed by EcoVadis, a sustainability assessment platform, achieving Gold Status for the last three consecutive years. EcoVadis’ scoring methodology, which rates more than 20,000 companies, looks at environmental, labour, fair business and sustainable procurement practices.

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Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs with new and innovative products while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development. Part of a global network, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom division and a full range of skin care actives from its Sederma division.