CRH was among the first companies in our sector to achieve full independent verification of our Sustainability Report. We have voluntarily adopted the “GRI Standards” developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the GRI Index is included within the Report. In addition, the 2020 Report is in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting standards.
In 2020, we became a supporter of the Financial Stability Board’s ‘Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD). Information on our TCFD disclosures are included in the 2020 Report.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. Proposals to modify the LEED standards are offered and publicly reviewed by USGBC’s member organizations, which number almost 20,000.
Unlike Model Building Code, such as the International Building Code, only members of the USGBC and specific “in-house” committees may add, subtract or edit the standard, based on an internal review process. Model Building Codes are voted on by members and “in-house” committees, but allow for comments and testimony from the general public during each and every code development cycle at Public Review hearings, generally held multiple times a year.