At CRH our vision is to develop sustainable solutions that build, connect and improve our world.

Our solutions strategy guides how we will achieve our vision. It is based on our unique set of capabilities in the markets in which we operate, along with decades of experience and deep customer relationships and understanding.

Our business model then leverages our scale and best practice to provide value-added materials, products and services as end-to-end solutions that solve complex problems for our customers, as we play our part in delivering a more resilient and sustainable built environment, today and for the future.

Product Lifecycle

We are committed to improving the built environment through the delivery of superior materials and products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects, all around the world.

Every day, millions of people come into contact with our materials and products. We use a number of innovative ways to integrate sustainability across our product lifecycle.

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Resource-efficient raw materials

We strive to responsibly operate our quarries and pits and where possible, we use alternative raw materials, recycling material that would otherwise be disposed of as waste.

Innovative product design

Products designed for enhanced sustainability attributes include
lower carbon cement, warm-mix asphalt, and porous or permeable asphalt and concrete.

Manufacturing for sustainability

In our manufacturing processes, resource and energy efficiency are key considerations. Focus areas, depending on the product, include alternative fuels, plant upgrades, process optimisation and automation.

Sustainable distribution

Many of our products are produced locally, minimising the need for transport. We strive to optimise transport logistics across our business and use rail, boat and barge transport.

Product use for more sustainable buildings and infrastructure

Concrete is a durable, low-maintenance product that is resilient to severe weather events such as storm and flood activity. Concrete also contributes to improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings.

Regenerative processes at product end-of-life

At end-of-life, concrete and asphalt can be fully recycled. During the life time of a building and with proper recycling practices, concrete also chemically reabsorbs carbon dioxide from the air.