Sustainability Strategy


CRH has placed sustainability and corporate social responsibility at the heart of its business model, strategy and activities worldwide.

For over four decades, CRH has grown to be a leader in the building materials industry by building better businesses across its international operations. The fundamentals of business are managed within an established sustainability framework, which is based on four pillars:

For each of these areas, the Group defines and implements policies, develops management systems, monitors performance and incorporates stakeholder feedback.

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CRH’s emphasis on value-creation ensures that the Group is extending its positive influence across the value chain whilst delivering tangible top and bottom line benefits. Sustainability for CRH is also about organisational longevity. Being commercially sustainable, finding new sources of competitive advantage and attracting the best talent ensures that the business can thrive long-term.

Read more in our 2015 Sustainability Report