Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential components of the CRH business model. CRH is dedicated to extensive and transparent reporting of its sustainability performance.
CRH produces a Sustainability Report annually and the 2016 Report is CRH’s fourteenth Report. CRH continues to measure and report extensively on its sustainability performance. The Group has expanded on the reporting of key non-financial metrics and performance indicators in the Annual Financial Report in the areas of workplace safety, climate change and workplace inclusivity. A formal materiality assessment has clarified short and medium term priorities for CRH in the broad area of sustainability.
CRH was among the first companies in its sector to achieve full independent verification of its Sustainability Report, and as in previous years, the 2016 Report has been externally verified. Detailed verification statements are included in the Report. CRH has voluntarily adopted the “G4” Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the GRI Index is included within the Report.