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Sustainable Personal Care Ingredients

Sustainability is at the heart of our product innovation and at Croda, we know that product innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. We assess the everyday impact of our products in two ways, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic, referring to attributes such as, renewable raw material content or “cradle-to-gate” carbon footprint; and extrinsic, which refers to the social, environmental, and financial impacts our products have in use or as they biodegrade at the end of their life. Part of achieving our 2030 target of becoming Climate, Land and People positive includes considering sustainability at all stages of new product development. Below are some examples of how we are striving towards our ambitious sustainability targets.
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  • The ECO range of surfactants are a 100% bio-based alternative to traditional ethoxylated products and reduces the reliance on fossil fuels  
  • We use sustainable palm (RSPO) in the manufacturing of our personal care products
  • Our specialty polymers improve the water resistance and durability of sun creams, increasing effectiveness whilst reducing the frequency of applications, saving the amount of product consumers need to use
  • We strive towards the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry when creating new ingredients
  • We have ingredients that enable our customers to make their formulations at lower temperatures (cold process), reducing the energy requirements and costs of manufacture
  • Our range of UV filters are utilised in formulations around the world to protect consumers from the sun's harmful rays


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Sustainable sourcing

Discover how Croda and its stakeholders are committed to the principles of Sustainable Development for the supply of their raw materials

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Sustainable manufacturing

We understand the importance of sustainable manufacturing practices. We are constantly looking for ways to minimize the negative impacts on the environment while conserving energy and natural resources. We are confident that this strategy will generate even greater benefits for the environment in which we operate, the people that we work with and the communities we are part of.

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