As a scientific knowledge based industry, we have a duty and a passion to encourage and enthuse young people about the benefits of a scientific education. All of our global operations understand the value of science education and continue to raise awareness in their local communities. As part of this, in 2014, 17 out of 19 of our Research & Development (R&D) Centres and locations with a significant engineering team implemented local education programmes.  

Initiatives have been wide and varied: from lessons about the chemistry behind sunscreens and how to make foam, to talking about the huge variety of careers available in science. This is supported by the ongoing development of web and paper based toolkits for school use:

We also recognise that education goes wider than STEM, and we are working to encourage future generations to learn about other areas and functions in our Business such as HR, IT, sales and marketing through work experience and school visits.

If you are a school local to one of our sites and interested in a Croda workshop at your school, please email