CRH

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
57%
Organisation Score
49%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Construction Materials
Head​quarters:
Dublin, Ireland
Brands and Associated Companies:
Tarmac, CRH Americas Materials, Opterra, Ash Grove Cement
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: CRH appears to take mixed positions on climate change policy, the company’s lobbying evolving to become more positive since 2018, albeit with limited engagement. The organization supports the energy transition and the need to reduce GHG emissions, but takes more negative positions on several key climate policies.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: CRH appears to take a broadly positive position on climate policy in its top-line messaging. The company supported the EU Green Deal and climate neutrality in its 2020 Sustainability Report, published in March 2021. The CEO Albert Manifold stated support for carbon neutrality in the cement sector by 2050 as reported by PR Newswire in August 2020. CRH advocated for the need for government policy to respond to climate change in its 2020 Sustainability Report, specifically supporting government funding across a range of policy measures. On its corporate website in November 2020, CRH supported the UN Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: CRH appears to engage with climate regulations with predominantly negative positions and with limited engagement in recent years. In its 2020 Sustainability Report, the company supported emissions trading systems which protect against carbon leakage. In its 20-F disclosures in 2020, CRH did not seem to support increasing the EU’s 2030 GHG target to 55%, stating that it would “represent a significant extra constraint on cement operations in Europe.” However, its subsidiary Tarmac stated support for product and buildings standards to encourage the uptake of low-carbon concrete in a blog in November 2021.

Positioning on Energy Transition: CRH seems to broadly support the energy transition. In its 2020 Sustainability Report, the company supported a net-zero economy and policy measures to decarbonize cement production and encourage renewable energy use. Its subsidiary Tarmac advocated for government support to scale up low-carbon technologies in a blog published in November 2021, and was supportive of the need for decarbonized electricity. In the blog, it also voiced support for an electric charging and hydrogen refueling network for transport, but did not state a position on the decarbonization of hydrogen.

Industry Association Governance: CRH has disclosed a list of some trade associations in its 2020 Sustainability Report, with some disclosure of the company’s role and the climate policy positions of the associations. The company has not carried out a review of alignment of its membership of industry associations. CRH and its subsidiaries are members of several groups which are lobbying negatively on climate policy, such as BusinessEurope. Senior executives hold many influential positions in associations, such as the National Association of Manufacturers and CEMBUREAU, which are lobbying climate policy with negative engagement.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.