The nomination recognises Croda’s strong commitment to the industry hot-topic of fish oil sustainability. At Vitafoods 2011, Croda was the first omega 3 ingredients supplier to announce that it would take steps towards achieving the IFFO Responsible Supply (IFFO-RS) certification. In making the decision, Croda reviewed a number of accreditations linked to sustainability and responsible sourcing and the IFFO-RS certification was by far the most rigorous in its approach, demanding a thorough review of Croda’s entire supply chain and production facilities
In the last year, Croda has made great progress against the standard, with 70% of its fisheries having been independently reviewed by an ISO-65 compliant auditor. In October 2011, auditors also visited the Croda omega 3 manufacturing site in Leek, UK. This audit reviewed the manufacturing processes used to validate that the purity, safety and integrity of the fish oil is maintained through production. Croda met the standard and was certified as a Responsible Supplier of omega 3 ingredients.
Rob Walthall, Site Director of the Croda’s GMP accredited omega 3 manufacturing site in Leek, was enthusiastic to receive the award, “Corporate Social Responsibility is of key importance to Croda and Croda recognises the value that its customers, and indeed consumers, place on the responsible fishing of marine omega 3 oils. It is great to have our recent IFFO-RS milestones recognised and we look forward to working with our remaining supply chain partners to announce the full accreditation shortly.”
Croda aims to have the IFFO-RS accreditation for its whole supply chain, from the fishery to the fish oil refiner, by early 2013. This will then enable Croda’s customers, both encapsulator’
The NBT awards were held on Wednesday 23rd May in Geneva.
Croda is a global leader in speciality chemicals sold to a wide range of industries. The Croda Health Care division provides high quality ingredients for nutritional and pharmaceutical markets, with particular expertise in speciality lipids. High investment in GMP, API technologies and R&D ensures Croda is well positioned for the continual delivery of exceptional ingredients.
At Vitafoods 2012, Croda launched its new omega 3 emulsion, Incromega 3mulsion. The delicious 3mulsion is ideal for inclusion in convenient sachets or syrup applications. Just one
single-serve sachet or a spoonful of the flavoured emulsion will provide a full omega 3 RDI (250mg EPA+DHA).
For further information on Croda Health Care and its products, visit www.croda.com/