Report Profile

This report covers the performance of the Croda Group for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

The reporting of some objectives and targets may cover a wider period, this will be made clear where relevant.

We have been reporting to GRI since 2008 and this report is Croda's tenth GRI Report. We publish our report annually, in the second quarter of the year. Our previous GRI reports can be downloaded from our GRI report archive as well as our Sustainability Reports.

We follow an annual reporting cycle; our printed Sustainability Report (formerly CSR Report up to 2010) is published in April each year and released in conjunction with our Annual Report. Our GRI report is released exclusively online.

Should you have any questions regarding our GRI Report or its contents then please do not hesitate to contact our Group Sustainability Specialist, Julia Creasey, via

[email protected]

The table allowing navigation to the standard and specific disclosures that we provide responses to can be found on the 'Content Index' webpage here.

The financial information contained in the Annual Report has been externally audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors, detailed in a statement which can be found in the Annual Report. Along with this process, the financial and non-financial information in the directors’ report, including the Sustainability section, has been reviewed for inconsistencies with the audited financial statements.

In 2017, Croda International Plc's reported scope 1,2 and 3 GHG emissions received limited verification by Carbon Smart in accordance with the requirements of the ISO14064-3 standard. The verification covers emissions from the reporting year ending 31 December 2017.

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