We engage with multiple stakeholders around the world, serving as a materials and products provider to thousands of projects, an employer to tens of thousands, and operating as a family of businesses immersed in our local communities. Together with our employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders, we are determined to make a positive difference for people, society and the environment.

We support the principles set out in the articles of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Core Labour Principles. Our commitment is formalised through our Code of Business Conduct (CoBC). We have recently published our ‘Commitment to Human Rights: Tackling Modern Slavery Statement’.

We aim to develop a responsible sourcing approach that is world class and ensures our businesses are well-equipped to deal with the challenges of implementing and managing a sustainable supply chain.

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Providing shelter - building resilient communities

As a global building materials company, there is a clear connection between our business strategy and providing shelter for those in need in our communities. Through collaborative actions we are creating more sustainable and resilient cities and contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Making a positive contribution to sustainable, safe, affordable housing is a shared business theme. Across the world, many of our operating companies are working to tackle the issue of homelessness. For example, in 2010, CRH began a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, an organisation that is helping to address the need for affordable housing in disadvantaged areas across the US. As part of this collaboration, CRH employees in the Americas came together to build our 10th Habitat for Humanity home in 2019.

10th CRH-supported Habitat for Humanity home in Tampa, Florida

In Europe, CRH is also a partner to organisations such as Focus Ireland, a non-profit working with individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. Since 2017, we have been proud to support the Focus Ireland SLÍ initiative, a service helping people transition to independent living after leaving homeless services, and more recently the establishment of a new Family Centre, which opened in Dublin in January 2020.