For Croda, sustainability means doing business the right way; environmentally, socially and financially. On a daily basis, all of our employees are working towards delivering our commitment to:
'Sustainability is fundamental to who we are and what we do. It touches every area of our business: from the way we design our products and run our manufacturing sites, to the way we work with our suppliers and engage with our communities.'
Steve Foots, Group Chief Executive
Sustainability is an unstoppable mega trend, with consumers of cleaning products increasingly seeking more sustainable solutions and manufacturing companies searching for ways to meet these expectations.
Sustainability is at the core of our business, from the new materials we create according to our Green Chemistry principles, to the sustainable manufacturing practices we have in place in our facilities around the world. Our scientific focus has always been to create chemistries that are economically viable, ecologically sound and socially responsible without compromising on product performance.
Our business strategy and sustainability programme is informed by three global drivers of most importance to us. These global drivers, listed below, are influencing the needs of our customers and consumers. By responding to these, we can create new opportunities for growth and contribute to a more sustainable world for all.
People in developed economies, and increasingly in the developing world, are living longer and have more income and better access to buy a wider range of health, beauty and well-being products.
The impacts of global warming are accelerating as a result of greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, coupled with the degradation of the natural means of the planet to counteract these effects.
Fuelled by the convergence of social, mobile and 'big data', consumers' expect greater choice while demanding more transparency in the products and services they use with anywhere, anytime access to information.
The Home Care business is no different to the rest of Croda in that sustainability is integral to all aspect of what we do. We are committed to consistently sourcing and using a high level of natural, renewable raw materials to make our products. We continue to build on our renewable raw material heritage to create, make and sell sustainable solutions today, to positively influence tomorrow.
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