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Our decarbonisation journey

Let’s face it, carbon can be complicated. That’s why we want to help you refresh your knowledge on all things carbon. Learn more about what Croda are doing to make an impact, and how we can help you on your own decarbonisation journey.

Croda is committed to achieving net zero and as such as verified science-based targets in line with restricting global warming to 1.5˚C above the pre industrial average.

Croda Pharma now has PCF data available for over 900 products

Read on to learn more about Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions...
Croda is committed to reducing our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46.2% from our 2018 baseline.
Scope 3 GHG emissions encompass all the other indirect emissions that occur in the value chain. They therefore often represent the majority of an organisation’s GHG emissions. Croda is committed to reduce our upstream scope 3 emissions by 13.5% from our 2018 baseline.
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What is Product Carbon Footprint?

Product Carbon Footprint (PCF): The total GHG emissions produced and consumed over the lifecycle of the product.

Croda PCFs covers cradle to gate emissions, i.e. Scope 1,2 and 3 upstream.

Product Carbon Footprints allow both Croda and our customers to more easily identify and track emissions. This in turn allows for more informed purchasing decisions, as well as the implementation of effective emissions reduction strategies.

We have PCF data available for over 900 of our products, please complete a contact form for these and we will be in touch shortly.

Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) FAQ's

Below are some frequently asked questions that we often receive regarding this topic. If you have any other questions, please reach out to our sustainability experts by completing the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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What is net zero?

It may be impossible to totally stop using and emitting carbon, however we can work to minimise our impact by balancing the amount of emitted greenhouse gases with the equivalent emissions that are either offset or sequestered. This is known as reaching ‘net zero’ and should be primarily achieved through a rapid reduction in carbon emissions and not reliant on offsetting.

Achieving net zero supports the Science Based Targets initiative to limit global warming to 1.5°C above above pre-industrial levels. 

Croda is committed to achieving net zero by 2050.
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What is a decarbonisation roadmap?

A decarbonisation roadmap can be seen as a high impact strategy to reduce carbon emissions. These plans incorporate initiatives such as switching to green electricity and investing in renewable energies, including wind, landfill gas, biogas and solar.

Croda has validated decarbonisation roadmaps in place at each of our global sites, including non-manufacturing sites, demonstrating how they can achieve a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions by the end of 2029.
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Differences between carbon footprint and Life Cycle Assessments

A carbon footprint details the total emissions of GHGs (in CO2 equivalents) for an activity or organisation over a given period of time. It includes Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology for assessing the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life cycle of a product, including their impact on air, land and water.

In other words, carbon footprints are just a piece of the sustainability puzzle. They factor into LCAs, but LCAs provide a more holistic look at the trajectory of a product.
The Croda Pharma decarbonisation journey

Our decarbonisation journey


Croda is committed to achieving net zero and as such has verified Science Based Targets in line with restricting global warming to1.5°C above the pre-industrial average. As our actions on decarbonisation are implemented the carbon footprint of our products will reduce.
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