Codes of Conduct


Code of Business Conduct

Through its Code of Business Conduct (“COBC”), CRH has clear guidelines in place to assist employees in putting the Group’s core ethical values integrity, honesty and respect for the law into practice in their daily duties.

CRH’s corporate culture, while having a global dimension, is firmly based on the belief that local management, with a real understanding of their business and culture, can best serve the needs of all stakeholders. This flexibility to manage and make decisions creates a commitment to the important concept that each company is both individual and part of the overall CRH Group. This flexible and autonomous business philosophy nevertheless requires employees to operate to the highest standards of transparency, honesty, integrity and responsible behaviour.

The COBC should be viewed in the context that, while striving for exceptional financial performance and growth, CRH believes that such excellence can only be achieved by ensuring that our daily business activities are carried out to the highest and most exacting standards possible.

Supplier Code of Conduct

CRH places business ethics and sustainability at the forefront of all business interactions, including those with our suppliers, recognising they are key stakeholders in the success of our business.

We expect our suppliers, both direct and indirect, to share our unwavering commitment to ethical business practices and meet our standards including in respect of human rights, health & safety and environmental stewardship.


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Hungarian Hungary Code
Italian Swiss Italian Swiss Code
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Polish Polish Code
Romanian Romanian Code
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Serbian  Serbian Code
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Swedish Swedish Code
Ukrainian Ukrainian Code

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Additional Contacts

  • Your immediate manager
  • Your Company Managing Director, President, HR Manager or Finance Manager
  • Your Country Compliance Manager
  • The Group Compliance Manager or the Business Conduct Director
  • General Counsel Europe & Asia or General Counsel Americas
  • Head of Group Internal Audit or Americas Director of Internal Audit
Group Regulatory, Compliance & Ethics Contacts
Group Business Conduct Director
John Byrne +353 1 404 1122
jbyrne@crh.com
Group Compliance Manager
Aisling Butler +353 1 404 4620
abutler@crh.com
Regional Regulatory, Compliance & Ethics Contacts
General Counsel Americas
Bill Miller
+1 770 804 3363
bill.miller@oldcastlelaw.com
General Counsel Europe
Chris Roberts
+31 (20) 3017 222
croberts@crh-eur.nl
Internal Audit Contacts
Head of Group Internal Audit
Herbie Graham
+353 86 0469117
hgraham@crh.com
Americas Director of Internal Audit
Peter Alexander
+1 770 804 3363
peter.alexander@oldcastle.com

Raising a Concern

As part of the Group’s “Speak Up!” policy, CRH has engaged an external service provider (Navex) to administer an independent, confidential hotline service allowing employees, customers, suppliers or other external stakeholders to raise concerns they may have about unethical, inappropriate or illegal behaviour. This is a multi-lingual, “24-7” service. All concerns raised are initially assessed by the Group Compliance Manager and then passed to appropriate management for investigation.

CRH’s non-retaliation policy dictates that anyone reporting a reasonably-held concern will not be negatively treated. In addition, an employee suspected of retaliation against a person who has reported a concern will be investigated in accordance with the company’s disciplinary procedures.

If you are located in Europe or Asia, visit the following webpage for more information and to report a concern: www.crhhotline.com

If you are located in the United States, Canada or South America, visit the following webpage for more information and to report a concern:  www.tnwinc.com/oldcastle