Building a Culture of Safety, Inclusion and Engagement

People are our priority, and business performance depends on the strength of our employees, contractors, supply chain and the relationships we build with the communities where we operate.

We focus on building a world-class culture of safety and wellbeing and foster continuous development, inclusion, acceptance, trust, respect and teamwork to promote a thriving workplace.

Using our reach and influence, we build strong, positive relationships with our local communities, in order to make a positive difference for people, society and the environment on a large scale.

Key Facts

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% accident-free locations

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% women in senior management

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$ million donated to local organisations and initiatives

Case Studies

Examples of how our business is creating positive change for people and communities.

Investing in safer transport

Roadstone, part of our Europe Division, introduced the first Econic truck in Ireland to their fleet. The Econic Low Entry unit offers a new level of...

Investing in safer transport

Roadstone, part of our Europe Division, introduced the first Econic truck in Ireland to their fleet. The Econic Low Entry unit offers a new level of safety for operating a mixer truck in an urban environment. The enhanced safety features include reduced blind spots, reduced fall risks and additional technology such as 360-degree cameras, proximity sensors and audible alarms, that will all help to make our roads and construction sites safer.

Fostering a culture of equality

EQIOM, part of our Europe Division, signed a commitment to the integration of people with disabilities. With support from Agefiph, a French...

Fostering a culture of equality

EQIOM, part of our Europe Division, signed a commitment to the integration of people with disabilities. With support from Agefiph, a French organisation that works to improve professional mobility for people with disabilities, EQIOM has set out a plan to strengthen its diversity policy by providing training, tools and supports to create an inclusive environment for disabled employees.

Transforming customer engagement

Our businesses champion and progress our digital agenda through engineering software, BIM-enabled workflows and our holistic digital customer...

Transforming customer engagement

Our businesses champion and progress our digital agenda through engineering software, BIM-enabled workflows and our holistic digital customer experience. For example, the digital teams at Leviat, part of our Europe Division, participated in a company-wide Hackathon in Amsterdam. One successful outcome of the event was an app designed to transform and streamline customer interactions, using digitalisation to enhance efficiency.

Partnering to build more resilient communities

Across our Americas Division we have a long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity. CRH companies Staker Parson Materials & Construction, JBP...

Partnering to build more resilient communities

Across our Americas Division we have a long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity. CRH companies Staker Parson Materials & Construction, JBP and Tilcon Connecticut supplied Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) to build homes for the vulnerable in society. ICF is an extremely energy-efficient, fire-safe, durable building material that will ensure resilience against severe weather events that may occur in Utah and Connecticut.


Our Targets and Progress


Zero fatalities, in any year
33% women in senior leadership by 2030
100% of companies to have Community Engagement Plans by 2030

We continue to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, customers and the general public. Our businesses are collaborating to drive safety improvements across our industry and beyond, implementing best practice safety management systems and health and wellbeing programmes across all our locations. Eliminating fatalities is paramount, underpinned by our mandatory CRH Life Saving Rules.

We continue to work hard to advance inclusion and diversity and are progressing our multi-scale, efforts to create and sustain a culture where diversity inspires, individual needs are respected, our employees feel valued and are treated fairly. One of our areas of focus is increasing the representation of women at all levels.

We have development programmes for all levels of the organisation and attract, retain and develop the top talent within our industry, as part of our efforts to create a CRH community where everyone can thrive and realise their potential.

We continuously aim to support and strengthen the communities in which we operate. Through community engagement plans we can provide focused support, understand concerns and address any potential impacts.

Our 2022 performance:

  • 95% of our c. 3,160 locations were audited for safety
  • 2.3 million hours of employee training across our businesses in 2022
  • 89% of companies with Community Engagement Plans

Find out more about what we are doing on People & Communities:

2022 Sustainability Performance Report

2022 Annual Report