Highlighting Our Sustainability Performance

In 2023, 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.

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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). 2023 Performance Highlights: 8% year-on-year reduction in absolute carbon emissions

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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. 2023 Performance Highlights: 43.9 m alternative fuels and materials recycled

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In 2023, 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. 2023 Performance Highlights: 48% product revenue from products with enhanced sustainability attributes

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Natural World

In 2023, we advanced our focus on environmental action across our locations and developed our biodiversity approach to preserve and enhance biodiversity and the natural world. 2023 Performance Highlights: c. 100% of our locations have restoration plans in place

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People and Communities

In 2023, we continued to invest in health, safety and wellbeing and focused on strengthening our inclusive workforce. 2023 Performance Highlights: 95% accident-free locations

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Responsible Business

In 2023, 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. 2023 Performance Highlights: c. 33,949 CRH employees were trained in our CoBC