Awards & Recognition

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:

RobecoSAM - The 2019 Sustainability Yearbook

As one of the top-scoring companies in our industry, CRH has qualified for inclusion in the RobecoSAM 2019 Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance. Since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

Daniel Wild, PhD, Co-CEO RobecoSAM: “We congratulate CRH plc on its SILVER Award in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019, which showcases the best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics. As the Corporate Sustainability Assessment constantly raises the bar, so the Yearbook remains a highly credible source of corporate sustainability insights. This year it is launched under the SAM brand, and with increased public access to the percentile rankings of all companies.”

To view the RobecoSAM 2019 Sustainability Year Book, click on the logo below



In its September 2018 Review, CRH was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.


CRH continues with its “Prime”rating by ISS-oekom. This is awarded to companies that meet specific minimum requirements in Corporate Ratings and achieve the best ESG scores among their sector peers.


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. In CDP’s 2018 ranking, CRH was awarded a B grade.

CDP Supplier Engagement Awards

CRH was included in CDP’s annual Supplier Engagement Rating leader board.


In the December 2018 review, CRH maintained its place in the ECPI® Indices which are based on environmental, social and governance data.


In September 2018, CRH was reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global.


CRH continues to be included in the FTSE4Good Index.


CRH continues to be included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes. 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.

Euronext Vigeo Eiris

In its December 2018 review, Vigeo Eiris included CRH in its Euronext Vigeo index: World 120, Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120 and Euronext Vigeo index: Europe 120. These indexes distinguish companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performance

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)