Sustainability and socio-environmental responsibility are applied in the management of all aspects of CRH operations. That way, the company keeps on expanding its positive influence throughout the value chain by building a strong, resilient business capable of delivering sustainable returns to all its stakeholders.

The company’s fundamentals are managed within a sustainability framework based on four pillars: Health and Safety; Environment and Climate Change; Governance; and People & Community. These pillars are applied in all the cement producing units CRH has operated in Brazil since it set up business here in August 2015.

CRH provides the materials and products that build our world, from the roads we drive on and the buildings we work in to our children’s schools and the finishing on our homes.

CRH Environmental Policy

CRH is committed to the highest standards of environmental management in all our activities and proactively meets the challenges and opportunities related to climate change.

The CRH Group Environmental Policy consists of the following:

  • Atender a legislação ambiental aplicável e melhorar de forma contínua nossa gestão ambiental, em busca das melhores práticas industriais;
  • Comply with applicable environmental laws and continuously improve our environmental management in an ongoing quest for the best industrial practices;
  • Make sure our employees and service providers are fully aware of their environmental responsibilities;
  • Proactively address challenges and opportunities in relation to climate change;
  • Optimize our use of electrical energy and other resources;
  • Develop sustainable products, innovations in processes, and new business opportunities;
  • Have a good relationship with our neighbours in all the communities in which we operate.

Ballet Cave

An example of a CRH socio-environmental project is the Natural Heritage Private Reserve – RPPN Ballet Cave, which is located on the land belonging to the Matozinhos plant about 40 km north of Belo Horizonte. Created for the purpose of cultural heritage preservation, the Reserve is an archeological, speleological, and paleontological area that houses a cave extending approximately 150 meters where prehistoric rock art panels can be seen.

CRH is responsible for setting up a program aimed at scheduling and controlling tours so visitors can experience the cave and also hike along trails in the region.

To schedule a visit, fill out the form below at least 10 days in advance:

Environmental Center

CRH runs the Environmental Center, used for activities related to the environment, and a Seedlings Nursery where native and ornamental seedlings are produced for maintaining on-site species and making donations to cultural educational institutions and the environment.