Corporate Governance

The Board

The Board of CRH plc is collectively responsible for the leadership, control, development and long-term success of the Company. Biographical details for each Director are available here.

Board Committees

The Board has delegated some of its responsibilities to Committees of the Board.  Details of these Committees and the applicable Terms of Reference are available here.

Corporate Governance Report

Details of the key corporate governance issues for shareholders during 2017 are set out in the Corporate Governance Report

General Governance Practices

Details of CRH’s general governance practices, which are largely unchanged from prior years, are set out in the Governance Appendix.

Directors’ Remuneration Policy

Details of CRH’s current remuneration policy, which was approved by shareholders at the 2016 Annual General Meeting, is set out in the Directors’ Remuneration Policy.

Constitutional Documents

The Company’s Memorandum of Association sets out the objects and powers of the Company. The Articles of Association detail the rights attaching to each share class; the method by which the Company's shares can be purchased or re-issued; the provision which apply to the holding of and voting at general meetings; and the rules relating to the Directors, including their appointment, retirement, re-election, duties and powers. A copy of the current Memorandum and Articles of Association of CRH plc is available here.

General Meetings

The Annual General Meeting of CRH plc was held on Thursday, 26th April 2018.  Copies of all Annual General Meeting materials will be posted here.

Pre-Approval Policy for Non-Audit Services

The pre-approval policy for non-audit services is available here.

Compliance & Ethics

CRH is committed to the highest standards of honest, legal and ethical behaviour as set out in our Code of Business Conduct (“COBC”) and the related policies and codes. This is underpinned by a culture of openness and our core values of integrity, honesty and respect for the law.

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.