Croda International Plc has been awarded platinum status by EcoVadis.
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The EcoVadis methodology assesses more than 75,000 companies in 160 countries across 200 industries, providing an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of sustainability/CSR into its business and management system.
The evidence-based methodology covers assessment against four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Croda was identified as having advanced CSR practices in three of these categories. The platinum award places Croda in the top 1% of all companies in the chemical sector and of all companies assessed by the platform.
Stuart Arnott, president sustainability at Croda said: “We have been assessed by EcoVadis for almost 10 years, first achieving a Gold status in 2012. Since then, we have consistently improved and we are determined to go even further, targeting to score of at least 85/100 by end of 2023 and to be outstanding in all four themes by 2030. This ambition underpins our leadership position and commitment to being the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients.”