At CRH we work to provide resilient solutions for today’s infrastructure challenges, focusing on being good neighbours and corporate citizens and taking care of our employees and our communities.
Every year, we host and support hundreds of community events, open houses, and more across North America because our family of businesses have called North America home for decades and building resilient, sustainable communities is good for all of us.
As a leading global producer and supplier of materials and products that quite literally build the foundation of our built environment, we know we have a role to play in supporting sustainable communities.
In 2022, we continued to make progress in decarbonizing our business, innovating to improve circularity and preserve resources, advancing climate resilience in the built environment and strengthening
our inclusive and diverse culture.
In early 2023, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validated our revised targets in line with the updated 1.5°C science-based framework which now equate to a 30% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 (from a 2021 base year). 2022 Performance Highlights: 7% year-on-year reduction in absolute carbon emissions
Circularity is a growth opportunity for our business and we continue to work with our customers in the design, delivery and application of circular, sustainable products and solutions. 2022 Performance Highlights: 42.4 m alternative fuels and materials recycled
In 2022, we increased recycling and conservation of water in our own operations, as well as strengthened our portfolio of products and services that help advance solutions to solve global water challenges. 2022 Performance Highlights: 47% product revenue from products with enhanced sustainability attributes
In 2022, we advanced our focus on environmental action across our locations and developed our biodiversity approach to preserve and enhance biodiversity and the natural world. 2022 Performance Highlights: c. 100% of our locations have restoration plans in place
In 2022, we continued to invest in health, safety and wellbeing and focused on strengthening our inclusive workforce. 2022 Performance Highlights: 94% accident-free locations
In 2022, we continued our focus on strong governance, applying robust legal and ethical business practices across the Group and further reinforced our approach to human rights. 2022 Performance Highlights: c. 31,500 CRH employees were trained in our CoBC
Habitat for Humanity is a global charity tackling poverty by building and renovating homes for vulnerable families. In 2010, CRH in North America established a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help address the need for safe, sustainable and affordable housing in disadvantaged areas across the United States
We sponsor an annual company-wide Habitat for Humanity project which unites employees of all its product groups to build a home for a family. Every other year, we complete a home in Atlanta, where our North American headquarters are located, and we have built homes in several of our larger markets, including Dallas, Paterson, and Salt Lake City. In addition to employees’ hands-on participation, we donate many of our products towards the construction. Support in Georgia, Texas, New Jersey and Utah has included more than $675,000 in home sponsorships and product donations as well as more than 13,000 volunteer hours. We are proud of the eight homes we have built to date.
As a member of Wildlife Habitat Council since 2004, the Americas division of CRH has pledged to establish wildlife habitat sites on their lands to preserve and enhance biodiversity. With 17 conservation programs in the U.S. and Canada, CRH’s Americas division has committed to building successful conservation programs. This is fueled by the dedication and passion of its employees and partners.