8th September 2022 3 min read

CRH’s Americas Materials Division joins NAPA climate initiative

CRH’s Americas Materials Division has joined ‘The Road Forward’, an industry-wide initiative of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in the US to achieve net-zero carbon emission asphalt pavements.

As the number one recycler of building materials in North America, with 25% of every road we build made from recycled materials, the move is the latest in a number of steps CRH is taking to proactively address the challenges of climate change.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association – of which CRH has been a member since 1986 – represents asphalt producers and contractors across the US. Its new initiative, ‘The Road Forward: A Vision for Net-Zero Carbon Emissions for the Asphalt Pavement Industry’, calls on the US asphalt community to deliver technologies, products, and processes to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Sustainability is deeply embedded in all aspects of CRH’s business. The Group has an ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and is targeting a 25% reduction in absolute Group-wide emissions by 2030. It is committed to building a more resilient, circular and sustainable world which includes product innovation in warm-mix asphalt and recycled asphalt pavements, both of which are key to achieving the goals established in ‘The Road Forward’.

“CRH’s leadership in the areas of sustainability and environmental responsibility, both at the company level and at the Association level, have been tremendous,” said NAPA President & CEO Audrey Copeland.

“Through innovation, leadership, and profound commitment, CRH sets an example for asphalt mix producers and pavers throughout our industry.”