Operating with Integrity

Our sound business principles and practices drive our commitment to ethical behaviour, accountability and transparency. Our Code of Business Conduct (CoBC) establishes clear expectations for employee compliance with policies related to ethical business conduct.

We are committed to safeguard human rights and embed responsible business conduct at each level throughout our organisation. Our approach extends to collaborating with our suppliers to ensure the  goods and services we buy are responsibly sourced.

Case Studies

Examples of how our business principles and practices drive our commitment to ethical behaviour, accountability and transparency.

Protecting our people

The development of our culture of safety is captured in 'A Decade of Safety' at CRH, a video produced by our Americas Division. The video highlights...

Protecting our people

The development of our culture of safety is captured in 'A Decade of Safety' at CRH, a video produced by our Americas Division. The video highlights some of the key outcomes of our safety journey including the Life Saving Rules and our SEE STOP DO campaign, which are designed to keep everyone at CRH safe and prevent fatalities.

Promoting employee wellbeing

With 85% of CRH employees being men, we participated in the 2021 'Movember' campaign. The campaign sees men around the world discussing and...

Promoting employee wellbeing

With 85% of CRH employees being men, we participated in the 2021 'Movember' campaign. The campaign sees men around the world discussing and fundraising for men's health issues throughout November. Irish Cement Limerick, part of our Europe Division participated in the 2021 'Movember’ campaign.

Ensuring safety in our workforce

In 2021, Tarmac, part of our Europe Division, gathered employee feedback on their range of women's personal protective equipment (PPE) to develop and...

Ensuring safety in our workforce

In 2021, Tarmac, part of our Europe Division, gathered employee feedback on their range of women's personal protective equipment (PPE) to develop and improve the standard of PPE for women across the construction industry.

Strengthening our safety processes

In striving to minimise the risk posed by transport safety, a Transport Safety Roadshow was rolled out across our Europe East locations. The roadshow...

Strengthening our safety processes

In striving to minimise the risk posed by transport safety, a Transport Safety Roadshow was rolled out across our Europe East locations. The roadshow gave truck drivers and safety and transport managers the opportunity to experience the enhanced safety features offered by the Econic truck.

Driving our ambition of zero harm

Our ambition is to have a culture of safety and wellness working towards zero harm. Our Health and Safety Policy is applied rigorously across all...

Driving our ambition of zero harm

Our ambition is to have a culture of safety and wellness working towards zero harm. Our Health and Safety Policy is applied rigorously across all operating companies, ensuring a healthy and safe workplace for all our employees, contractors and other stakeholders (visitors, customers etc.). Our global network of safety officers collaborates with management teams and employees, as well as internal and external specialists, seeking feedback on key issues and supporting businesses in implementing our Health and Safety Policy and practices through prioritised action plans.


Our Targets and Progress


100% of suppliers compliant with Supplier Code of Conduct in any given year

We comply with the law and work responsibly. We pride ourselves on the strength of our corporate governance structures, continuously reviewing to ensure they remain of the highest standards. We are widely recognised as a leader in corporate governance and continue to embed all aspects of sustainability into our business strategy.

CRH is committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights - as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Core Labour Principles - across our operations and extended supply chain. We continue to uphold our strong values across our business with our Code of Business Conduct and throughout our supply chain with our Supplier Code of Conduct. We continue to collaborate with our suppliers and other stakeholders to drive improvements in the supply chain and support them in providing good jobs and managing their environmental impacts.

Find out more about what we are doing as a Responsible Business:

2022 Annual Report