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Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability + Innovation = Growth

Our global reporting for 2021 has shown we have had an excellent year. We made progress against our sustainability commitments to be Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030 and delivered a record financial performance. 

Croda 2021 non-financial data performance summary

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Sustainability Report

2021 demonstrated once again how our Purpose and Commitment to sustainability are helping to deliver record performance in the face of many challenges.

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Annual Report

2021, record financial performance – strategy executed with agility.

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  • Climate Positive

  • Land Positive

  • People Positive

  • Fundamentals

  • Materiality

  • Our Commitment

Materiality

In 2021, a Group materiality assessment allowed us to fine-tune our understanding of the sustainability issues and opportunities most material to our key stakeholder groups, and therefore most strategic for our business. Recurring themes from this included: transparency and traceability across the entire value chain; increasing regulations and reporting obligations; biodegradability and waste management; more proactive engagement; and wider collaboration to understand and address the interconnected nature of issues. 

This exercise confirmed that our 2030 strategy and objectives resonate strongly with our stakeholders’ vision. The overwhelming message was a clear recognition of the progress we have made on sustainability, our solid disclosures, and commitment to transparency.

1.5°C science-based target validated
Leading our sector in becoming only the third major chemical company in the world to have a 1.5°C science-based target validated, we are turning ambition into action as we have developed investment-ready decarbonisation roadmaps across our manufacturing sites.
Sustainable palm derivatives
Most of our organic raw materials are bio-based, providing alternatives to fossil-based ingredients. Using natural resources brings a responsibility to ensure there are no negative societal or environmental impacts, we have fully aligned with SDG17, Partnerships for the Goals, to increase our levels of transparency across all suppliers and supplier partnerships.
Crop Care product validation centre
Our state-of-the-art Crop Care Product Validation Centre validates and substantiates claims and results from our formulation, microbiology and seed treatment laboratories for our agrochemical customers. The new centre furthers our innovation and use of digitalisation and new technologies to create more sustainable solutions for customers.

Our strategy

We deliver shareholder value by being a leading speciality ingredient company, driving sustainable innovation, superior performance and creating value for our customers and consumers.

Sustainability

Aligning with our Purpose and speeding up our customers’ transition to sustainable ingredients and ambitions for becoming net zero.

Innovation

The lifeblood of our business, we seek to increase the proportion of new and protected products (NPP) that we sell

Growth

Consistent top and bottom line growth, with profit growing ahead of sales, ahead of volume.
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