We continuously interact in a transparent manner with the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) agencies regarding our Sustainability, Environmental and Safety performance, both at Group and local Operating Company locations. We are proud to have received the following recognitions:

CRH Group

RobecoSAM – The 2019 Sustainability yearbook

Since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

In February 2019, we received the Silver Class and Industry Mover distinctions from SAM for our excellent sustainability performance.

DJSI

We performed strongly against our peers in the September 2018 assessment, maintaining our place in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.

CDP

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, collates data on carbon emissions and carbon management on behalf of named institutional investors and rates companies for disclosure and performance. We have participated in the CDP since 2003 and currently have a “B” grade.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. We continue to be included in the index.

Ethibel

The Ethibel Excellence Index comprises pioneering companies and leaders in terms of corporate social responsibility and covers all business sectors and geographical areas.

In September 2018, we were reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global.

Euronext Vigeo

The Vigeo Eiris group specializes in the qualitative assessment of companies according to social and environmental criteria and following a set of specifications related to sustainable development.

In its December 2018 review, we were included in its Euronext Vigeo index: World 120, Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120 and Euronext Vigeo index: Europe 120.

MSCI

CRH continues to be included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes.

(The inclusion of CRH public limited company in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of CRH public limited company by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI Index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.)

ECPI

In the December 2018 review, we maintained our place in the ECPI® Indices.

ECPI focuses primarily on the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) performance factors that determine issuers’ sustainability and intangible market value. ECPI research covers over 4,000 issuers and maintains one of the world's largest sustainability databases.

CDP Supplier Engagement Leader Board

We were included in CDP’s annual Supplier Engagement Rating leader board.

The leader board comprises those companies from around the world that have been specifically recognised as leaders in their efforts and actions to manage carbon emissions and address climate-related issues across their supply chains in the past CDP reporting year.

Our Operating Companies won almost 1,000 awards for their environmental and safety performance in 2018. Some of these are:

Operating Companies

Ancon: The Queens Award for Enterprise

Ancon, part of our Europe Lightside Division in the UK, was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. Ancon received the award - shared with strategic partners MagmaTech Ltd. - for the successful introduction and ongoing development of its low thermal conductivity range of wall ties.

Eqiom: Top Employer France

EQIOM, part of our Europe Heavyside Division, has been recognised as a Top Employer for the quality of work life it offers to its employees, for the seventh time in a row.

Callanan Industries: National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Community Involvement Award

Callanan Industries and Tilcon New York Inc., both operating companies within our Americas Materials Division, were joint-winners of the NAPA Community Involvement Award. Callanan Industries was acknowledged for its ‘Callanan in the Community’ programme, and Tilcon NY was recognised for over 40 community relations activities with active employee participation.

StoneCo: Wildlife Habitat Council

We collaborate with the Wildlife Habitat Council to enhance biodiversity at many of our locations across North America, including Stoneco Ottawa Lake Quarry, Michigan. The Quarry achieved Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2018.

Pike Industries: NAPA Ecological Award

Pike Industries, part of our Americas Materials Division, received the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Ecological Award for relocating and retrofitting an asphalt plant to improve efficiency and sustainability.

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