We care about what happens in your backyard, because it’s our backyard too.

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.

CRH employees support community events, posing with community members in front of a house

Highlighting Our Sustainability Priorities & Performance

Our six sustainability priority areas ensure we are focusing on the areas that are most important to our business and our stakeholders.

safety iconSafety

In an industry with many risks and hazards, putting safety first is a core value. We continue to embed a culture of safety and wellness, working towards our ambition to eliminate serious harm. 2021 Highlight: 94% of our locations were incident-free, $300m invested in health and safety over the last 5 years

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As a leader in our industry, we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions and help develop the technologies and initiatives needed to reduce climate impacts and contribute to the circular economy. 2021 Highlight: $207m invested in environmental initiatives, 1.2 kg CO2/$ revenue GHG Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions

people iconPeople

We strive to create a culture of shared ideas, as we focus on developing expertise and advancing careers. We continue to build awareness on inclusion and diversity at all levels of the organization, to create an environment where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. 2021 Highlight: 2.4m hours of employee training across our business, 22% females in senior leadership

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We continue to focus on developing value-added products and solutions that reduce construction times, improve the efficiency and safety of buildings, contribute to the circular economy and reduce the impact of construction on our world. 2021 Highlight: 46% revenue from sustainable products, 39.5m tonnes of alternative fuels and raw materials recycled

collaboration iconCollaboration

We aim to use our reach and influence to maximize our positive impact, working hard to support local livelihoods and businesses and to build strong, proactive, and transparent relationships with our local stakeholders. 2021 Highlight: $7.1m donated to local organizations and initiatives, c.1,100 stakeholder engagement events hosted by Group companies

integrity iconIntegrity

Our culture as a company is built on our commitment to upholding CRH values, in particular doing what we say and leading with integrity. This means we do the right things in the right way, comply with the law and work responsibly. 2021 Highlight: 32,600 employees trained in Code of Business Conduct, c.8,500 employees received Advanced Compliance Training

Community Spotlight

Habitat for Humanity

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.

“Our partnership with Oldcastle [CRH] helps Atlanta Habitat put more affordable housing options within reach of working families. We are honoured to have Oldcastle’s [CRH’s] support for our expanded mission to empower families and revitalize neighborhoods.”
Lisa Y. Gordon, President/CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
CRH employees posing with community members at a Habitat for Humanity project

Wildlife Habitat Council

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.

Birds flying near a rustic wooden birdhouse