CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing c.85,000 people at c.3,600 operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. With a market capitalisation of c.€23 billion (April 2018), CRH is the largest building materials company in North America and the second largest worldwide. The Group has leadership positions in Europe as well as established strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH is 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. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.
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Modern Slavery Act
CRH welcomes the introduction of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act and supports fully all efforts to combat any abuse of human rights. Although the majority of CRH Group companies are not obliged under the Act to publish a Modern Slavery Statement, CRH plc has decided to do so voluntarily as part of its commitment to maintaining robust ethical business practices.
Accordingly, this statement is made in respect of CRH Group. As an ethical business, CRH is committed to ensuring that it abides at all times by the principles outlined in its Code of Business Conduct (COBC). CRH is committed to doing business in a sustainable, responsible and ethical manner with its customers, suppliers, business partners, local governments and communities, shareholders and employees alike. It builds lasting relationships based on trust and underpinned by its core values of integrity, honesty and respect for the law. These core values have guided CRH’s approach to business since its foundation and a commitment to these values is a fundamental requirement of every CRH employee and every CRH business.
This Statement, which is made on behalf of CRH plc and its subsidiaries, outlines the steps that CRH has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within either its own businesses or its supply chains.
This Statement was approved by the Board of Directors of CRH plc on 28 April 2017 and signed on behalf of the Board by Maeve Carton, Director.