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CRH at a glance / Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment & Climate Change
Environmental Protection is a CRH priority in all operations CRH is committed to the highest standards of environmental management in all its activities and is proactively addressing the challenges of climate change. This section describes the Group’s Environmental Policy and how it is implemented. It also describes how environmental performance is systematically reviewed and reported each year. CRH’s responses to the challenges of climate change in cement and other activities are addressed and detailed environmental performance data from across the Group is presented and reviewed.

CRH at a glance / Corporate Social Responsibility
Environment / Corporate Social Responsibility

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Environmental Policy
Policy
The CRH Environmental Policy, applied across all Group companies, is to:



Comply, at a minimum, with all applicable environmental legislation and continually improve our environmental stewardship towards industry best practice.



Ensure that our employees and contractors respect their environmental responsibilities.



Proactively address the challenges and opportunities of climate change.



Optimise our use of energy and resources through efficiency gains and recycling.



Promote environmentally-driven product and process innovation and new business opportunities.



Be good neighbours in the many communities in which we operate.

Implementation
Company and plant managers throughout CRH are responsible for implementing the environmental policy and achieving its objectives. This line responsibility continues right up through Company Managing Directors to Divisional Managing Directors, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Executive Officer and ultimately to the CRH Board. Line managers in each Group company are assisted by a designated Environmental Liaison Officer (ELO). The ELOs (255 in CRH in 2009) are required to be...

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