Croda International Plc, a company that puts science at the heart of creating high-performance ingredient solutions to innovate and improve everyday life, joined more than 200 of the world's leading sustainable companies as a new member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) on October 10.
Croda creates, manufactures and sells chemical and specialty ingredients to consumers and industries around the world, employing more than 5,500 people worldwide. Last year, Croda's science-based goals for reducing carbon emissions, in line with the goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C, were fully verified and the company was recognized as Company of the Year at the World Sustainability Awards.
In joining the WBCSD, Croda also announces its aspiration to become a "Zero Impact Nature Company" by 2030. In addition to its Climate, Land and People Positive sustainability commitment, the company will strive to achieve a "zero emissions future" for nature, in which natural capital is protected and restored, promoting essential health, well-being and prosperity for all.
Croda's "Net Nature Positive" ambition will be achieved by placing greater emphasis on preserving and restoring natural ecosystems in its supply chains, minimizing the impact of its operations on water, and helping to accelerate sustainable and regenerative agriculture.
Croda's ambition to be the most sustainable ingredient supplier and to become a positive impact company for climate, land and people by 2030 is well aligned with the WBCSD's Vision 2050: Time to Transform - a vision of a world where by 2050, more than nine billion people can live well, within the planet's limits.
Steve Foots, managing director of the Croda Group, said, " We are delighted to join the WBCSD. Sharing knowledge and collaborating for higher positive impact is essential to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive and more equitable future. In parallel, we are committed to a Net Nature Positive future that is essential to the future health, well-being and prosperity of us all. "
" At Croda, our sustainability commitments, announced over two years ago, are at the core of our strategy, and we pride ourselves on providing unique solutions to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals and those of society at large. Through the global influence of the WBCSD, we can maximize the impact of our actions across all sectors and build on the work of other leading organizations. "
By joining the WBCSD, Croda will benefit from a global network of nearly 70 national business councils and collaboration with other targeted CEOs, providing unparalleled global networking reach.
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said, "Croda is an award-winning company in the Peter Bakker, WBCSD President and CEO, said, " Croda is an award-winning sustainability company and an important addition to our network. Through their involvement with the WBCSD, they will help advance nature-based solutions and stimulate collective corporate action on water management. By combining a sound scientific approach with sustainability, Croda will be key to transforming systems and achieving a world in which more than 9 billion people live well, within the limits of the planet. "