Through our Code of Business Conduct ("COBC"), We have clear guidelines in place to assist employees in putting the Group’s core ethical values of integrity, honesty and respect for the law into practice in their daily duties.

Our corporate culture, while having a global dimension, is firmly based on the belief that local management, with a real understanding of its business and culture, can best serve the needs of all stakeholders. This flexibility to manage and make decisions creates a commitment to the important concept that each company is both individual and part of the global organisation that is CRH. This flexible and autonomous business philosophy nevertheless requires employees to operate to the highest standards of transparency, honesty, integrity and responsible behaviour.

CRH places business ethics and sustainability at the forefront of all business interactions, including those with our suppliers, recognising they are key stakeholders in the success of our business.

We expect our suppliers, both direct and indirect, to share our unwavering commitment to ethical business practices and meet our standards including respect for human rights, health & safety and environmental stewardship.

CRH is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share the Group’s values regarding respect for human rights, integrity and social responsibility. CRH requires all suppliers to comply with the OECD guidance as well as Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act which aims to prevent the use of minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries (“conflict minerals”). CRH’s Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report for the year ended December 31, 2019 is linked below.

CRH believes that slavery, in all its forms, is unacceptable and that all CRH companies must do everything they can to prevent any form of slavery or any other unethical behaviour. Our Modern Slavery Statement outlines the steps CRH and its subsidiaries have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within either its own business or its supply chains.

We have prepared Reports on Payments to Governments for Extractive Activities in line with the EU Accounting (2013/34/EU) and Transparency (2004/109/EU) Directives, as transposed into Irish Law. Our Reports on Payments to Governments for Extractive Activities for the year ended 31 December 2017, 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2019 are available to download below.

Additional contacts and concerns

In the event you need to discuss a Legal and Compliance matter at CRH, please make contact with the appropriate person from the list of contacts below.

Legal & Compliance Contacts
General Counsel - CorporateNiamh Flood+353 1 404 3253
[email protected]
General Counsel - AmericasBill Miller+1 770 804 3363
[email protected]
General Counsel - EuropeChris Roberts+31 (20) 3017 222
[email protected]
Internal Audit Contacts
Head of Group Internal AuditHerbie Graham+353 86 046 9117
[email protected]
Internal Audit Director - AmericasPeter Alexander+1 770 804 3363
[email protected]
Internal Audit Director - EuropeGrant Hourigan+353 87 612 8133
[email protected]

As part of the Group’s “Speak Up!” policy, we have engaged an external service provider to administer an independent, confidential hotline service allowing employees, customers, suppliers or other external stakeholders to raise concerns they may have about unethical, inappropriate or illegal behaviour. This is a multi-lingual, “24/7” service. All concerns raised are initially assessed by Legal and Compliance and then passed to appropriate management for investigation.

Our non-retaliation policy dictates that anyone reporting a reasonably-held concern will not be negatively treated. In addition, an employee suspected of retaliation against a person who has reported a concern will be investigated in accordance with the company’s disciplinary procedures.

Visit the following webpage for more information and to report a concern: