External SRI Recognitions
CRH actively engages in a transparent manner on an ongoing basis with the major Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Agencies on its Sustainability performance. This engagement takes the form of completing formal questionnaires issued by many of the Agencies as well as interviews, meetings and other contacts. CRH continues to be ranked among sector leaders by many leading SRI rating agencies. Recent examples include:
In its September 2017 Review, CRH was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.
The most recent oekom rating was in November 2015. CRH was again included in the “Prime” category, placing us among the leaders in social and environmental sustainability in the industry.
CRH has participated in the CDP since 2003. The CDP collates data on carbon emissions and carbon management on behalf of named institutional investors and rates companies for disclosure and performance. Since its launch in 2010, CRH has also participated in the CDP’s Water Disclosure Project.
In December 2016, CRH maintained its place in the ECPI® Indices, which are based on environmental, social and governance data.
In October 2016, CRH was reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global.
CRH was included in the FTSE4Good Index in its December 2016 Review.
CRH continued as a member of one of the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes in 2016 and met information requests from MSCI during the year. MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes include companies with high ESG ratings relative to their sector peers. Refer to www.mscicom/products/esg and note MSCI disclaimer:
The inclusion of CRH public limited company in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of CRH public limited company by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.
CRH was included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices, a series of ESG equity indices.
In its November 2016 review, Vigeo Eiris maintained CRH in its family of indexes. These indexes distinguish companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances.
The IR Magazine Europe Awards
The IR Magazine Europe Awards recognise the top investor relations practitioners at companies in the UK, Ireland, the Nordic region and continental Europe. The awards are based on an extensive independent research survey of analysts and portfolio managers who are each interviewed for 10 to 20 minutes on the qualities of corporate IR teams as well as the contribution made to them by senior management.
Over the past decade CRH has been extremely successful at these awards, winning awards across a range of categories including:
- Grand Prix for Best Overall Investor Relations (2009)
- Best Investor Relations by Sector – Construction & Materials (2010)
- Best Investor Relations by an Irish Company (2010)
- Best investor relations by a CEO/CFO - Myles Lee (2009)
- Best Investor Relations Officer (2008)
- Best Annual Report & other Corporate Literature (2008)
- Best Corporate Governance (2008)
- Best use of the Internet for Investor Relations (2008)