Create an environment where people can thrive

At Croda, we are proud of our unique culture, the roots of which lie in our people who are the key to our continual growth and success. Our business is only as good as our people, so we strive to attract, recruit, develop and retain the right people with the right skills, in the right roles at the right time. We do this by offering the right balance of remuneration, rewards and opportunities and creating an environment where our people can thrive. It is our vision that all of our employees have the chance to work together in a stimulating and exciting environment, supported by leaders with the skills to develop other leaders

Highlights include:

  • 91.2% of our employees received training in 2015, totalling over 100,000 hours
  • 30% increase in graduate intake in 2015 compared to 2014
  • New learning management system to provide all employees access to a comprehensive portfolio of learning and development resources
We run various training programmes globally at Croda, which aim to nurture and develop future talent at all stages of their careers:

"The global focus, quantity and quality of our training and development has increased significantly over the past five years as talent management and succession planning have become strategic objectives for the Business.”

Nigel Fenwick Head of Global Talent & People Development at Croda

Our Graduate Programme:

“I joined the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) in 2014 and I am currently with the Product Safety Regulatory Affairs team on my final rotation. From creating formulations with the application team, to ensuring product queries get answered timely and accurately, and assisting with marketing activities, the GDP has allowed me to experience the Business from different perspectives. I am thankful for the opportunities and flexibility that the GDP has provided, as well as the tremendous support from my managers and colleagues.”

Shi Qi Ong, Graduate Trainee, Singapore

Our 2020 Networks

“I am given an abundance of opportunities to expand my capabilities and I know that my potential has been highly valued. I have the opportunity to network and build new relationships within the organisation through programmes like the 2020 Network and Operations’ Best Practice Forum. These programmes and forums not only give me the opportunity to interact and learn from people all around the organisation, but also give me greater understanding of my personal development goals and achievements.”

Harto Basuki, Operations Manager, Croda Indonesia

Our Leadership Development Group (LDG)

“I started my journey in the Business as a Plant Engineer in 1995 and have moved through various roles in operations and supply chain. I subsequently got the opportunity to head the Business in India and now have a regional operations and supply chain role. I have learnt the importance of focusing on the customer, innovation and operating to high standards. When I look back, I am reminded of the learning, the freedom, the support and the fantastic team that continues to make my journey with the Business so enjoyable. I am also reminded of the importance of a good work culture, as well as motivated and committed people who will continue to be at the heart of our efforts in adding value to our customers and in creating a successful business.”

Rupark Sarswat, Managing Director, Regional Operations (Shiga, Cikarang and Thane) and member of the Leadership Development Group

To read more about how Our People plays a vital role in our Sustainability programme, please read our Sustainability Report.