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Corporate Social Responsibility

We recognise we have a responsibility to our shareholders, staff, customers, suppliers, and community to fully embrace ESG.

We want to do better.

This has been our focus for many years. We also believe setting an example and sharing our expertise is the best way to encourage others to do better. So, we have committed to further reducing any negative impact our business has wherever possible. Where one company leads, others will follow.

It’s the right thing to do.

ESG is essential to our future success as the environment changes and society adapts. Considering all this, we have implemented a business wide ESG Policy. This policy provides a framework for how ESG-related considerations are identified and addressed within Croydex.

Our future depends on it.

ESG Mission Statement

Our objective is to deliver best in class environmental, social and governance programmes to improve our impact on the world.

Our ESG Objectives
  1. To minimise the negative impact of our operations on the environment
  2. To reduce the environmental impact of our products and packaging during their lifecycle
  3. Promote wellbeing, champion equality and provide a focus on staff progression, training and development
  4. Governance – initiate, develop and review best practice governance policies
  5. To set a best practice ESG example
  6. To share our expertise with partners and colleagues

Our ESG Compliance Criteria

Our ESG Mission Statement aims to succinctly communicate our approach to ESG. This statement applies to key criteria that must be considered and effectively managed to be ethically and legally compliant:

  • Resource Depletion
  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Carbon Footprints
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Deforestation
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution Mitigation
  • Waste Management
  • Water Usage
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Labour Standards
  • Wages & Benefits
  • Workplace & Board Diversity
  • Discrimination
  • Pay Equity
  • Human Rights
  • Talent Management
  • Employee Wellness
  • Community Relations
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Health & Safety
  • Supply-chain Management
  • Conflict
  • Governance of E & S Categories
  • Strategic Sustainability Oversight
  • Bribery & corruption
  • Tax Strategy
  • Donations & Political Lobbying
  • Board Composition & Structure
  • Cyber Security
  • GDPR

2022 ESG Highlights

2022 Achievements

  • Achieved accreditation to ISO 14001 through BSI
  • Achieved Stage 1 to the Route to Net Zero Standard with Carbon Trust


2022-23 Goals:

  • Carbon Neutrality for Operations & Value Chain for 2022 onwards
  • Verify Carbon Neutrality to PAS 2060 through BSI


Ongoing Commitments:

  • Achieve Carbon Net Zero by 2025
  • Maintain Scope 1, 2 & 3 Carbon Management System
  • All timber components FSC 100% certified
  • Minimise packaging and maximise % recycled content
  • Only use widely recycled materials
  • Switch to Hybrid/Full electric company cars

Labour Standards, Human Rights & Supply Chain Management:

  • Maintain a fully mapped supply chain of SEDEX ‘B’ Members
  • Maintain FSC Certified Chain of Custody
    (Includes Core Labour Standards)
  • Ensure all vendors submit to a SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) or Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) audit every 2 years


Community Relations and Social Responsibility:

  • Continuation of Eco-design for all new products and products updates
  • Generate and publicise Product Recycle Guides
  • Continuation of partnerships with various Charity Organisations and Schemes


Diversity and Employee Wellness:

  • Include diversity initiatives, as part of ESG Initiative Planning
  • Maintain existing range of comprehensive employee benefits

Business Management Systems &
Strategic Sustainability Oversight:

  • Maintain and Integrated Management System accredited to ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
  • Maintain Monthly Reporting Process
  • Maintain ESG Committee and Initiative Planning
  • Inclusion of annual ESG Impact reporting


Bribery, Corruption Cyber Security and GDPR:

  • Maintain and enforce Business Integrity, Ethical Trading and Cyber Security Policies
  • Continuation of mandatory training/refresher courses


ESG Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

  • Monitor and review KPIs

Toilet Twinning

Every year we use #WorldToiletDay to help raise awareness for the millions of people currently living without access to a clean, safe toilet. This year is no different.

We must fight to tackle the global sanitisation crisis and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

By choosing to twin our workplace with a safe and sustainable toilet elsewhere around the world we are helping people trapped in a vicious cycle of poor sanitation and disease to learn new hygiene practices and fight illnesses linked to lack of soap and clean water.