CRH is one of the world’s leading building materials companies, with a business that spans 35 countries and more than 3500 locations. It serves demand of all segments of construction industry. CRH’s vision is to be a responsible international leader in building materials, delivering superior and sustained shareholder returns. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility concepts are integral components of the Group’s performance and growth strategy. In every area of business, CRH seeks to create long-term value for all stakeholders. CRH’s strategy is to sustain and grow a geographically diversified business with exposure to a broad range of segments of construction demand, enabling CRH to achieve its vision of delivering industry leading returns.
CRH Plc was formed through a merger in 1970 of two leading Irish public companies, Cement Limited (established in 1936) and Road stone Limited (established in 1949). The newly-formed group was originally called “Cement Road stone Holdings”, later abbreviated to CRH. Today, CRH is one of the six largest international groups in its sector. CRH subsidiary companies employ approximately 76,000 people at over 3,500 locations around the world. The Group’s major businesses are in the developed markets of Europe and North America, and it has been growing its foothold in certain developing economies in Asia. CRH is headquartered at Belgard Castle in Dublin, Ireland. CRH supplies raw materials and finished products for residential, non-residential and infrastructure construction applications. It also has distribution businesses that supply products to the professional building contractor and to the home-owner. CRH is a Fortune 500 company and is a constituent member of FTSE 100, ISEQ 20, Euro STOXX 50 the Euro STOXX Select Dividend 30 equity indices and its shares are listed on the London, Dublin and New York stock exchanges. CRH is also ranked among sector leaders by a number of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) rating agencies for its sustainability and corporate social responsibility performance.