The sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations to shape sustainable development globally play a key part in formulating our own sustainability strategy. Crop Protection, Incotec and Plant Impact - Croda’s three agricultural businesses - collectively use smart science to maximise land productivity, by increasing yield and resilience, whilst protecting soil health and biodiversity. Croda has worked with independent partners to validate the importance and relevance of the SDGs for both its whole business and its Crop Care footprint.
Although many SDGs have been identified which are positively impacted, there are five SDGs that strongly demonstrate that Croda Crop Care has a major impact;
- 2 zero hunger
- 12 responsible consumption and production
- 14 life below water
- 15 life on land
- 17 partnerships for the goals
Download the Sustainable Innovation from Seed to Harvest booklet to find out more.
Making a difference to African farmers
Plant Impact's biostimulant for cocoa can result in better quality and a higher yield.
Plant Impact has produced the world’s first chemical biostimulant foliar spray for cocoa. Distributed by a partner in West Africa, it actively promotes the production and retention of cocoa pods which increases yield potential by up to 37% as well as improving the quality of the crop. This has been proven to make a significant difference to African farmers in terms of the amount of cocoa produced and therefore the amount of income they can generate for themselves and their families.
SDG 2.3: By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers
Lower footprint, identical performance
Croda's ECO range delivers high performance fully renewable ethoxylated products with less impact on the environment.
Croda’s ECO range offers 100% bio-based non-ionic surfactants for crop protection formulations. 100% renewable and produced using renewable energy, the ECO surfactants have a lower carbon footprint with identical performance to petrochemical-based alternatives. Download the 'Sustainable bio-based surfactants' overview sheet to find out more about our ECO range of products.
SDG 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
SDG 12.4: By 2030, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle [...]
How to get rid of microplastics?
Incotec develops coatings for seed that have all the benefits of traditional seed coatings, but don't contain any microplastics.
We are committed to helping feed a growing population in the most sustainable way and with minimal environmental impact. Our first microplastic-free coatings were launched mid-2020.
SDG 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Croda's drift reduction products help targeted spraying, meaning less waste and less impact on animals, plants, water and land.
In order to enhance the performance of any pesticide formulation that is sprayed, it must be delivered efficiently and effectively to the target site. By controlling the droplet size our drift products can improve the spray delivery to the target therefore reducing both drift and run-off providing environmental and economic benefits.
SDG 15.1: By 2030, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems [...]
SDG 17.16: Enhance the Global partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources to support the development of the SDGs [...]