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Sustainability

As a CRH business, Northstone Materials is focused on achieving safe and responsible operations while also delivering transformative solutions for a sustainable built environment. In this regard we have defined our medium and long term objectives and ambitions which are as follows:-

Embedded Safety

This means dedicating suitable and sufficient resources to achieve and implement “Best in Class” health and safety standards at every work location and through effective monitoring and managing of performance deliver year on year improvements.

Environmental Impact

This means continually seeking to reduce the environmental impact of our activities and implementing new technologies and methods of work which are targeted at reduction or elimination of emissions, reduction of carbon footprint, greater efficiency in the use of energy and resources, sustained restoration of work locations and enhanced biodiversity.

Governance

This means having an ongoing commitment to operate our business to the highest ethical, legal and moral standards as underpinned by culture of openness and core values of integrity, honesty and respect for the law.

Customer Service

This means effectively interacting with customers and clients at the time of sale, seeking to enhance the service level delivered and thereafter build enduring relationships which lead to further business opportunities to the mutual benefit of the parties.

Building Social Value

This means recognising that ongoing business success is built on maintaining excellent relationships and having positive impact on the communities in which we do business and the individuals who live there by seeking to leave a positive legacy for local communities and economies. Typical actions undertaken will include, but are not limited to, procuring goods and services locally, appropriate community engagement strategies, the fair treatment of suppliers as well as offering work experience and career development opportunities.

Empowerment of Employees

This means fostering and maintaining a working environment where our people are challenged and encouraged to develop their competencies and skills sets to extend their capabilities by targeted development opportunities and experiential learning and thereby add value to our business.

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  • Amy makes the Cut
    Amy Wright from Farrans has been included in the Women’s Engineering Society recently published Top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35 list.
    8 September 2017
  • Northstone Supporting Kids in West Belfast
    The generosity of Northstone people in supporting worthy causes is well known and this year, sponsorship funding for participation in the Belfast Marathon in early May was donated to the Local Neptune Special Olympics Swimming Club based the Whiterock Leisure Centre in Belfast.
    7 September 2017
  • Northstone's CRH Ambassador
    Gary Blair, the Pre-Construction Manager at Farrans, has been appointed as the Northstone CRH Ambassador.
    6 September 2017