Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012


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Carbon Footprint management

Ferrovial cannot be credible as a potential low-emission infrastructure and service provider if it is not prepared to make ambitious commitments to reduce its own carbon footprint. To this end, as part of its climate strategy, in recent years Ferrovial has focused on the following lines of action:

  • Measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, covering 100% of Ferrovial's activities worldwide, including both direct (scope 1) and indirect (scope 2 & 3) emissions. Since 2011 the group's global footprint has been verified by an independent auditor (1).
  • Establishment of public commitments to reduce emissions. These targets were set on a bottom-up basis, i.e. starting with the production processes in each business area, and identifying and evaluating the "opportunity pools" for cutting emissions.

As a result of this process, Ferrovial has set a reduction of 21.3% for emissions by 2020 compared with the base year 2009, in terms of carbon intensity (2). This target involves 100% of the activities, companies and subsidiaries at a global scale.

  • The development of technology and processes aimed at improving the amount of emissions avoided.
  • The progressive extension of the company's mobility plans. The Sustainable Mobility Plan for Ferrovial employees was introduced in 2008 and has progressively been extended to the group's main offices. It represents a pioneering initiative in the business world. As part of these plans, initiatives have been included to upgrade vehicle fleets and provide training in efficient driving practices (particularly in Construction and Services).
  • Action plans aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings. Several projects have sought to incorporate active energy efficiency measures in corporate office buildings. One striking example is Ferrovial's offices in Príncipe de Vergara, Madrid, where electricity consumption has been cut by 52% against the 2008 figure thanks to energy efficiency upgrades carried out over the last year.

Likewise, progress has been made in implementing energy efficiency systems in accordance with ISO 50001 standards, particularly in the services area. These systems ensure energy efficiency at both the facilities and buildings owned by Ferrovial and by third parties, including power supply and generation, the management and design of facilities, and processes associated with greater energy efficiency.

1. The figures published are those available as of February 2013. Any updates will be published on the Ferrovial website http://www.ferrovial.com/en/Quality-Environment. 2. The ratio being [emissions in t eq / revenue in millions of euro].

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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