Croda International Plc, which use smart science to create, make and sell speciality chemicals that improve lives, is continuing to see colleagues at manufacturing sites in all regions supporting local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Croda’s manufacturing sites are tailoring their support to meet local needs through the company’s Acts of Kindness Initiative. The level of creativity shown by the company to get to the heart of what is needed by communities is impressive. Initiatives include:
- the donation of a tablet to a care home to help residents to keep in touch with families via video call, donations of PPE to ambulance drivers and hydroalcoholic solution to fire departments, hospitals, schools and the 23 retirement homes in Lozère, France, all by Crodarom, the company’s experts in botanical extracts;
- communities around the company’s manufacturing site in Hull, UK are benefiting from some creative Acts of Kindness. New craft items and dementia activities are entertaining residents of a local care home who are unable to receive visitors.Plants, seeds and children’s activities have been donated to the children in a local women’s refuge and PPE sent to local nursing homes and hostels as well as donations to a local food bank and toiletries and other essentials to a local homeless charity;
- Croda’s manufacturing site in Mevisa, Spain, has chosen to work alongside the local Red Cross to support older people who are living in isolation, as well as donating PPE to the local oncology hospital. Over the next few weeks, they will also be supporting local families with food baskets;
- Croda Singapore is supporting migrant workers who are currently in quarantine with donated food hampers; and
- Incotec Holambra, in Brazil, is providing PPE for medical staff, as well as a heart monitor for an ambulance serving the local community. They have also bought food and household materials for families in the community who have been impacted by Covid-19. Incotec sites at Enkhuizen, in the Netherlands, and Salinas in North America, are supporting local foodbanks, which are seeing an increase in users due to the pandemic.
In addition to its Acts of Kindness initiatives, the company has gifted vaccine adjuvants to research institutions developing vaccinations for the virus, gifted excipients to projects working on trial medication for Covid-19, and is providing, free of charge, enough glycerine to make five million* bottles of hand sanitiser.
*Five million bottles assumes 250ml bottles at 2% glycerin