We have a long history of setting and achieving ambitious sustainability targets that assist us in delivering long-term value and growth. These ambitions and targets reflect the areas and global trends across which we believe CRH can affect the most change and support global institutions such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), a further reflection of our commitment to help build a sustainable future.

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals in total, that address the global challenges we are now facing. While we support all 17 goals at CRH, we have prioritised the four to which we believe we can make the biggest contribution.

Targets & progress

Contributing to a sustainable future

To drive transparency and performance, we continuously measure our progress against our targets, holding ourselves to account. We have learned from our journey to date that collaborating with partners, and listening and responding to our stakeholders, ensures CRH plays a leading role in shaping a sustainable future.

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Our ambition is to have a culture of safety and wellness working towards zero harm.


Our ambition is to address climate change as we strive for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050.

This goal is supported by our SBTi approved 2030 target and our accelerated target for our cement plants to reduce emissions to 520kg CO2/tonne of cementitious products by 2025.


Our ambition is to be a business where everyone has the same opportunity to develop and progress.


Our ambition is to deliver innovative products and solutions to drive progress towards a resilient, net-zero built environment.