Chemicals company Croda has been recognised by CDP for its 2018 efforts to commit to a deforestation-free supply chain.
The company has been awarded an A- for its Forestry Disclosure, boosting the B status it received in 2017. Having demonstrated its commitment to limit its environmental impact via its supply chain, Croda completed numerous developments last year.
These included the two sites that handle palm oil derivatives becoming RSPO Supply Chain Certified, bringing the number of certified sites across the group to 14. Meanwhile it has also committed to supplying only RSPO certified palm oil, ‘subject to the feasibility of the supply chain.’
Croda is said to be nearing the landmark achievement of total transition to RSPO Certified sustainable palm-based ingredients in its consumer products business.
Terry Thistlethwaite, Vice President of Sustainability at Croda commented, “Sustainability runs throughout our business, at every level and across all our operations. We are continually looking for opportunities to continue to reduce negative impact on the planet whilst also developing the ingredients of the future for our customers and their consumers.
“To have our focus on managing our environmental performance, across all areas of our business recognised in this way by the CDP is fantastic.”
Other improvements include the submission of water and carbon disclosures, which resulted in the reduction of water wastage and CO2 emissions, which were recognised with a B- and B status respectively.