We are acutely aware of our role in advancing the global sustainability agenda. As the leading building materials business in the world, we leverage our scale, breadth and unique capabilities to contribute to delivering innovative solutions to sustainable development.

Our View

We are committed to the highest standards of honest, legal and ethical behaviour as set out in our Code of Business Conduct (“COBC”) and the related policies and codes. We support the principles set out in the articles of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Core Labour Principles. Our commitment is formalised through our Code of Business Conduct (CoBC).

Our Approach

Sustainability principles are fully embedded in our business model, culture and strategy – and fundamental to achieving our long-term vision. For over 40 years we have built a strong platform for growth through investment in our businesses and acquisitions that broaden our geographical footprint and product portfolio.

Sustainable Value Creation

We provide industry-leading products and solutions that satisfy the construction needs of our customers around the world. Being commercially sustainable, finding new sources of competitive advantage and attracting the best talent ensures business can thrive in the long-term. By considering the full life cycle of our products and innovating to drive sustainable outcomes across the built environment, we increase our positive impact on society and the environment, while delivering profitable growth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have integrated sustainability principles into our business model and we are focusing our efforts towards delivery of the following four UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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UN Sustainable Development Goal #9

42% of sales revenue of products with enhanced sustainability attributes.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #11

Over 1,300 stakeholder events across CRH Group locations.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #12

1.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide avoided due to CRH reduction targets.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #13

32m tonnes of alternative raw materials consumed.

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