Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012

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Ferrovial self-rated this Report as A+ level, according to GRI guideline requirements.

CodeProfile
1 Strategy and analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decisionmaker of the organization
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 3
2Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of reporting organisation
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures
2.4 Location of organization's headquarter
2.5 Number of countries where the company operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries)
2.8 Scale of the reporting organisation
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period
3Report Parameters
Report Profile
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided
3.2 Date of most recent previous report
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)
3.4 Contact point for the report
Report Boundaries and Scope
3.5 Process for defining report content
3.6 Boundary of the report
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries,leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report
GRI Index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report (this table)
Assurance
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the reporting organization and the assurance provider(s)
4Governance, Commitments,and Engagement
Governance
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight
- Board of Directors

- Executive Committee
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organizations management and the reasons for this arrangement)
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organizations performance (including social and environmental performance)
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organizations strategy on economic, environmental, and social on economic, environmental, and social topics
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organizations identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance bodys own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance
Commitment to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization
Stakeholders participation
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting
Management Approach and Performance Indicators
GRI CodeProfile 
Economic Dimension 
Aspect: Economic Performance
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments  V
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organizations activities due to climate change  V (1)
EC3 Coverage of the organizations defined benefit plan obligations. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 16 and 31.4  V
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 19 and 21  V
Aspect: Market Presence
EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation  V (2)
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at locations of significant operation  V (3)
Aspect: Indirect Economic Im pacts
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, Inkind, or pro bono engagement  V (3)
Enviromental Dimension  
Aspect: Materials
EN01 Materials used by weight or volume  V (4)
EN02 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials  V (5)
Aspect: Energy
EN03 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source  V (6)
EN04 Indirect energy consumption by primary energy source  V (6) (7)
 CRE1 Building energy intensity. Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.  NV
 EN5  Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.  V (8) (9)
 EN6  Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.  V (1)
Aspect: Water
EN-08 Total water withdrawal by source.  (5) (16)
CRE2  Building water intensity. Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.  NV
Aspect: Biodiversity
EN-1 Location and size of land owned, leased,managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas  V
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities,products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas  V
Aspect: Emissions, Effluents, and Waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight  V (6) (9) (11)
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight  V (6) (12)
CRE3

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity from buildings. Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.

 NV
CRE4

 Greenhouse gas emissions intensity from new construction and redevelopment activity. Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.

 NV
 EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved  V (9)
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight  V
EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight  V (6) (13)
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination  V (14)
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method  V (6) (9) (15)
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills  V (16))
Aspect: Land degradation, contamination and remediation
 CRE5  Land and other assets remediated and in need of remediation for the existing or intended land use according to applicable legal designations  V (1)
Aspect: Products and services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation  V (1)
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Ferrovial's activity does not include the production of goods for sale with packaging materials.  V
Aspect: Compliance
EN-28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non regulations. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 22.  V
Social Performance Indicators: Labor Practices and Decent work 
Aspect: Employment
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region  V (3)
LA2 Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region  V (17)
LA15 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender. Currently, the Company does not have systems to measure retention rates.  NV
Aspect: Labor / Management Approach
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements  V
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Ferrovial fulfills stablished periods of notice included in the employement regulations or in collective agreements applicable to each business. Minimum stablished periods of notice have not been defined at corporate level  V
Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work related fatalities by region and by gender  V (3)
CRE6 Percentage of the organization operating in verified compliance with an internationally recognized health and safety management system  V (3)
LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. In 2012, this kind of programs were not developped.  V
Aspect: Training and Education
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee divided by employee's category  V (18)
Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 26  V (19)
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category  V (20)
Social Dimension:Human Rights 
Aspect: Investment and Procurement Practices
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. In 2012, there were no investment agreements that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns. Nevertheless, human rights compliance is not considered a relevant risk since Ferrovial operates mainly in OECD countries.  V
HR2 Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken  V (1)
 HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained  V
Aspect: Non-discrimination
HR-04 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken  V (21)
Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights  
Aspect: Child Labor
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor  
Aspect: Forced and compulsory Labor
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor,and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor  
Aspect: Assessment
 HR10 Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments.In 2012, Ferrovial has not undertaken specific reviews to assess human rights impacts, as no operations with human rights compliance related risk were identified.  
 Aspect: Remediation
 HR11 Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.  
Social Dimension: Society 
Aspect: Community
SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.  
SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative and positive impacts on local communities. In 2012, no operations with this kind of impacts in local communities were identified   
SO10 Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities. In 2012, no operations with this kind of impacts in local communities were identified  
CRE7 Number of persons voluntarily and involuntarily displaced and/or resettled by development, broken down by project. In 2012, no displacements and/or resettlements were identified  
Aspect: Corruption
SO-02 Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption  V (1)
SO-03 Percentage of employees trained in organizations anti-corruption policies and procedures  V
SO-04 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption  V (20)
Aspect: Public Policy
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. Ferrovial participates, when necessary, in regulatory and legislative procedures, providing its experience and technical knowledge on regulated matters either directly or through associations to which they belong. Ferrovial V
 SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. Any financial contribution to third parties must overcome all approval levels stablished by Ferrovial and the Code of Ethics principles as well as fulfill applicable legal regulations in each country. V (20) 
Aspect: Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for noncompliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 17 and 22.  V
Social Dimension: Product Responsability 
Aspect: Customer Health and Safety
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures  V (1)
Aspect: Product and Service Labeling Core
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements  V
CRE8 Type and number of sustainability certification, rating and labeling schemes for new construction, management, occupation and redevelopment  
Aspect: Marketing Communications
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Ferrovial does not subscribe to any specific voluntary communication code or standards, but all the communication and advertising actions adhere to current law and regulations.  V
Aspect: Compliance
PR-09 Monetary value of significant fines for noncompliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. 2012 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 17 and 22.  V
V: Verified
NV: Not verified
(1) Only qualitative information is provided.
(2) Locally-hired non-centralized suppliers are classified as local suppliers. Percentange of local suppliers is reported, but not the proportion of expending.
(3) No information about contractors and sub-contractors is included.
(4) Information about paper purchased by the group is reported (not including Corporation and Budimex), and about the most relevant material consumed by FASA (concrete), Ferroser (barriers), Amey (asphalt) and Budimex (asphalt aggregate).
(5) Information about recycled paper, paper with FSC seal and paper bleached without chlorine is reported.
(6) 2012 data includes estimations according to the best available information at the time of preparing this report.
(7) For the calculation by primary sources, electricity production efficiency rates and losses due to the the distribution system have not been taken into account.
(8) Energy savings have been estimated according to CO2 avoided emissions.
(9) The review of this information has consisted of checking the gathering process of the data reported by the different companies of the group and the analysis of trends in comparison with the previous year.
(10) Only information regarding water withdrawal from municipal water supplies is given.
(11) 2011 data has been re-calculated taking into account the best available information in 2012. This update has caused an increase of 4%.
(12) This year, for the first time, emissions related to HAH considering Ferrovial’s participation percentage in 31.12.2012 (33%) have been included. Emissions from other associated entities, such as 407-ETR (43%), have not been included.
(13) NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions data are those that correspond to direct energy consumption and electricity consumption.
(14) Only information regarding accidental spills is given. The total volume discharged is not reported.
(15) Not broken down by disposal method.
(16) Information about total volume of spills is not reported.
(17) Not broken down by region and age group. The rate of new employee hires is not reported. The employee turnover refers only to the number of employees who voluntarily leave the organization.
(18) Only information about global number of training hours is given.
(19) Not broken down by age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity.
(20) Only qualitative information about the existing Policy is given.
(21) Information about complaints received through Whistleblowing Channels is given.

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This is an electronic version of the 2012 Annual Report prepared by Ferrovial, S.A. for its stakeholders, which aims to be complete and accurate. The contents of this version can be checked by referring to the print version. A copy of the print version in PDF format is available to download on this web page