With our global scope and influence, we have a responsibility to lead our industry in protecting the environment and helping to solve sustainability challenges, such as climate change, air quality, circular economy, water, land use and biodiversity.

By investing in people, innovation and partnerships with our stakeholders, we can reduce our carbon emissions and help develop the technologies and initiatives needed across our industry to reduce climate impacts and protect biodiversity across our locations.

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Ecosystems and biodiversity

The UN recently declared 2021-2030 as the 'Decade of Ecosystem Restoration', as the world aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of global ecosystems. We are proud to showcase our biodiversity ambition for 2030 and some environmental achievements from across our global operations.

Collaborating for biodiversity

EQIOM, part of our Europe Materials Division in France, has partnered with a national nature conservation organisation to develop a bird observation...

Collaborating for biodiversity

EQIOM, part of our Europe Materials Division in France, has partnered with a national nature conservation organisation to develop a bird observation hide at its gravel pit in Rouvres-en-Plaine.

Enhancing natural habitats

Opterra, part of our Europe Materials Division, worked with local partners to develop a nesting aid plan to attract peregrine falcons to their sites....

Enhancing natural habitats

Opterra, part of our Europe Materials Division, worked with local partners to develop a nesting aid plan to attract peregrine falcons to their sites. Peregrine falcons are known to nest in rocky areas and factory towers, which is why they are drawn to our site for breeding locations, as is the case for this young falcon.

Supporting industry-wide biodiversity guidelines

Tarmac, part of our Europe Materials Division is working with stakeholders to implement a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP), to protect and nurture...

Supporting industry-wide biodiversity guidelines

Tarmac, part of our Europe Materials Division is working with stakeholders to implement a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP), to protect and nurture diverse wildlife and habitats for Panshanger Park, a previously quarried site that is now being restored.

Biodiversity efforts receive special recognition

Our Americas Materials Division has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), since 2004. The Booneville Pollinator Garden, established by...

Biodiversity efforts receive special recognition

Our Americas Materials Division has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), since 2004. The Booneville Pollinator Garden, established by Hallett Materials in West Des Moines, Iowa, recently received gold certification from the WHC for its pollinator programme.

Leading the way in habitat restoration

Ash Grove, part of our Americas Materials Division, partnered with Credit Valley Conservation to develop an action plan aimed at restoring and...

Leading the way in habitat restoration

Ash Grove, part of our Americas Materials Division, partnered with Credit Valley Conservation to develop an action plan aimed at restoring and enhancing natural habitats, at the Mississauga cement plant.


Further strengthening our environmental performance.


As a leader in our industry, we are committed to better understanding of environmental management and protection, both locally and globally.

Environment at CRH

Our ambition is to drive improvement and growth across all areas of sustainability. To ensure that we continue to create sustainable value, we are driving progress towards a net-zero built environment through the development of innovative products and solutions whilst safeguarding the communities and environments in which we operate.

Case Studies

Delivering solutions for resource efficiency

We are the largest recycler of building materials in North America. The roads paved by our operating companies contain approximately 25% recycled...

Delivering solutions for resource efficiency

We are the largest recycler of building materials in North America. The roads paved by our operating companies contain approximately 25% recycled materials. For example, Gulf Coast, part of our Americas Materials Division in Texas, uses up to 40% recycled asphalt in its mixes.

Case Studies

Driving transport efficiencies

Many of our operating companies are driving the transition to renewable energy. Tarmac, part of our Europe Materials Division in the UK, is partaking...

Driving transport efficiencies

Many of our operating companies are driving the transition to renewable energy. Tarmac, part of our Europe Materials Division in the UK, is partaking in the EV100 scheme and welcomed the first fully-electric van to its traffic management fleet in Birmingham in 2021.

Case Studies

Investing in emissions reduction

JURA Materials, part of our Europe Materials Division in Switzerland, plans to commission an afterburner plant at its Wildegg site, that will enable...

Investing in emissions reduction

JURA Materials, part of our Europe Materials Division in Switzerland, plans to commission an afterburner plant at its Wildegg site, that will enable a reduction in the use of raw materials and help Wildegg comply with future limits on fossil fuel consumption, reduce emissions and preserve scarce landfill space.

Case Studies

Developing sustainable building solutions

Our Innovation Centre for Sustainable Construction (ICSC), highlights our commitment to developing sustainable solutions and our continued drive to...

Developing sustainable building solutions

Our Innovation Centre for Sustainable Construction (ICSC), highlights our commitment to developing sustainable solutions and our continued drive to tackle the challenges of climate change.

Case Studies

Contributing to climate adaptation

Oldcastle Infrastructure, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, has provided solutions such as Nutrient Separating Baffle Boxes® and...

Contributing to climate adaptation

Oldcastle Infrastructure, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, has provided solutions such as Nutrient Separating Baffle Boxes® and StormCapture® to facilitate stormwater storage, treatment and infiltration, providing much needed flood relief for infrastructural projects, as extreme weather events become more frequent.