Croda exec: Renewable ingredients key to sustainability in personal care


In New York, Croda executive Chris Sayner said renewable products play a large part in the company’s sustainability goals in the cosmetics and personal care markets.

“Increased use of biobased, renewable and sustainable raw materials for ingredient manufacture, as well as bio fermentation, which is incremental to new development,” are the main routes for increasing green ingredients, he tells Premium Beauty News during Sustainable Cosmetics Conference.

Sayner also points to the Paris Accord goals of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2050 to keep the impact of global warming below two degrees Celsius. “The chemical industry has a major part to play in meeting this objective including moving from petroleum based to renewable materials. In Croda we report GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) indicator EN1 measuring the percentage of renewable raw material used. We are in the 60-70% range whereas many companies are under 10%,” he adds.