13th March 2023 3 min read
Carbon emissions reduction targets aligned with SBTi’s updated 1.5°C science-based framework

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated that CRH’s near-term emissions reduction targets are in line with its updated 1.5°C science-based framework.

CRH has a long and proud history of setting ambitious carbon reduction targets and achieving them ahead of schedule. In 2022, we announced an industry-leading target to reduce our absolute carbon emissions by 2030. We are now raising our ambition and the SBTi has validated that our revised targets are in line with its updated 1.5°C science-based framework, which equates to a 30% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 (from a 2021 base year).

This target applies to our group-wide gross carbon emissions, covering our total Scope 1, 2 and 3 footprint, and is aligned with our ambition to be a net-zero business by 2050.

The SBTi – a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature – is a global body that defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

You can read more about our decarbonisation commitments here.