Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012


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Awards and distinctions

Ferrovial is proud to be recognized by its stakeholders and its own employees as an innovative and sustainable company. Proof of this are the awards and recognitions that the company has obtained during the year:


Two awards for Ferrovial Agroman projects. Ferrovial Agroman received the "Region of Murcia Architecture Award 2011" at the 16th Region of Murcia Architecture Awards, for the refurbishment of the former navy instruction barracks in Cartagena for the Politécnica University of Cartagena.

In addition, the International Swimming Pool Salon at the Fira de Barcelona and the Institut de Tecnología de la Construcció de Catalunya grated the "2011 BCN Swimming Pool Award for Recreational Sports Facility" award to the Municipal Toro Swimming Pool constructed by Ferrovial Agroman.


Budimex received a second prize as Constructor of the Year 2011 in the General Contractor category, as well as a special second prize for "Personality of the Sector", presented to Dariusz Blocher, the chairman of the company, for the effective management of the company and its market success in 2011.

"The Builder" magazine awards for construction, architecture and business, recognize the best construction companies, institutions, organizations and universities that operate in the construction sector or support it through their knowledge, technology and services.

Cespa received the "Ecofira Innovación" award. The joint Environment and Energy Fairs have granted awards for the most innovative projects of the year: The "Biofuel Project" presented jointly by Cespa, Ambiensys and Imecal, received an award for its new method of handling urban solid waste (USW) by turning it into second-generation bio-ethanol using the organic component of USW.

A reduction of more than 35% of the plant waste destined for landfill has been achieved in the waste treatment process using the "Biofuel Project". The project was subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism and Trade under the aid program called "Strategic Action and Climate Change - 2008".

Ferrovial has been included in the "Anuario de Arquitectura Española 2011" (2011 Annual of Spanish Architecture). Among the 24 most notable architectural works of the year is the business park for religious art and the Pablo Olavide University lecture building. The business park is a response to the needs of a sector with a great tradition in the Andalusian capital, that of religious craftwork; and the lecture room was constructed due to the increasing demand for new rooms and residences at the university.

Ferrovial receives an award for its environmental actions. Ferrovial received an Honorable Mention at the 5th Segovia Aqueduct Awards for its environmental actions carried out on the M3 Clonee North of Kells Motorway scheme in Ireland.

The environmental work consisted of activities such as archeological projects, including the preservation of the Hill of Tara, of great historical significance for the Republic of Ireland; actions to protect the water system, quality of water and habitats of Community interest; and environmental training given to all the personnel responsible for the project.

Ferrovial, "Best Stock Market Performer 2011". Ferrovial was chosen by readers of the magazine "Inversión" as the best stock-market performer of 2011. This prize recognizes the stock-market strength of the company, whose shares increased in value by 25.4% in 2011, and shows its good financial situation in the current market context.

The "Inversión" awards are now in their twentieth year. They are granted by readers of this publication specialized in the world of savings and investment through a four-week voting process.


Ferrovial has received an award from the Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid for promoting sustainable mobility at its main offices. In the first year of its Transport Promotion and Sustainable Mobility Awards, the Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid granted Ferrovial an award in the category of Private-Sector Companies for its implementation of mobility plans at all its main offices.

This award recognizes the mobility plan, which covers employees, the company (fleets, business trips and subcontracts), as well as the mobility of the users of the infrastructures it manages (highways and airports).


Ferrovial a winner at the 2012 Human Capital Awards. Ferrovial was a winner in the category of Strategic Training and Development Policy for its pioneering role in the sector with the creation of Universitas Ferrovial Summa and for establishing a career training plan for the whole management hierarchy linked to the results of the 360º feedback.

The magazine "Capital Humano" published by Wolters Kluwer grants these prestigious awards, which this year celebrated their 16th year.

Ferrovial has received the "Salmón" award as best stock market performer of 2011. Ferrovial was selected for the fourth time by readers of the financial daily "Expansión" as the company with the best stock-market performance in Spain in 2011.

In its 23rd year, the "Salmón" award not only recognized Ferrovial's exceptional share price over the last year, with an overall rise of 25.4% (38.5% against the Ibex-35 index), but also for its business performance, financial strength, management and transparency.

The "Expansión" readers who voted for Ferrovial also recognized its leading position in the transport infrastructure market, and its international strategy and presence.

Ferrovial has been the first company to receive the "Empresa más Igual" (Most equal company) seal from the regional government of Madrid. As part of the 8th "Madrid Empresa Flexible" (Madrid, flexible company) awards, the President of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, granted Ferrovial the "Empresa Más Igual" award at an event held at the Ferrovial headquarters.

This is the first time that the regional government of Madrid has granted this recognition to a company for the promotion and implementation of equal opportunity initiatives, specifically Ferrovial's IGUALA + Plan.

This new recognition aims to boost the commitment of the regional government of Madrid to equal opportunity as an element that is necessary for constructing a fairer, more balanced and healthier society, and a more productive, profitable and competitive business structure.


Ferrovial has received the CLARES Award for Social Responsibility in the category of "International Development Cooperation". The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, recently granted the Social Responsibility and Latin American Social Responsibility Center (CLARES) Awards for Social Responsibility 2012 at the 5th International CR Congress held at Anáhuac México Norte University. The work of Ferrovial in the field of cooperation and development was recognized and rewarded within the category of "International Development Cooperation, where Gonzalo Sales received the award granted to the Ferrovial-Amref alliance.


Ferrovial was finalist at the British Business in the Community awards for Corporate Responsibility. Ferrovial's Social Infrastructures program was selected by Business in the Community as finalist at the International Awards for Excellence. The advisory committee highlighted the integration of finance, resources and monitoring of the projects developed under the program. The Awards for Excellence are the most influential and prestigious British Corporate Responsibility awards.

Ferrovial receives the Corporate Social Responsibility award from FCM of Comisiones Obreras. Ferrovial received the award from the Fundación de Construcción y Madera (FCM) of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) in the "Community Involvement" category in the second year of these awards, in recognition of Ferrovial's work on a variety of projects that are leading to a fairer and more equitable society. This is being done in collaboration with a number of organizations in the third sector, and is thus contributing toward the achievement of the Millennium Goals by undertaking specific practices for each of them.

Ferrovial again receives "IR" award for its investor relations. Ferrovial has been recognized best company for Investor Relations in the European transport infrastructure sector for the second year in a row by "IR" Magazine (Investor Relations Magazine). Only 25% of the companies that received awards last year did so again in 2012.

The IR Magazine awards, the most prestigious in the Investor Relations sector, highlight the actions and abilities of the winners when it comes to improving communication with their shareholders and investors. The selection of the winners is carried out through a rigorous process that includes interviews with 500 investors and analysts throughout Europe.


Amey receives the "Investors in People" (IiP) Gold accreditation. This accreditation is an independent standard that recognizes good practices in Human Resources. It is a fantastic achievement and a testament to Amey's progress: the company received the Silver accreditation at the last evaluation in 2009.

The evaluation process includes interviews with more than 300 employees. The IiP evaluators noted Amey's progress and highlighted the company's internal values, which are a profound and positive influence on its good performance.

Cespa receives an award at the National Parks and Gardens Conference. Cespa has received an award from PARJAP Magazine for the best article it published last year, at the National Public Parks and Gardens Conference in Leon.

The subject of the article, which was written jointly by Cespa, Patrimonio Nacional and two experts from a Cespa subcontractor, was treating plant health problems within the contract Cespa has with Patrimonio Nacional for the conservation of historical gardens.


Ferrovial receives the Internationalization Award for its outstanding international expansion. At the 10th Internationalization Awards held by the Club of Exporters and Investors, Ferrovial received an award in the Large Spanish Company category, thanks to its outstanding international expansion. The ceremony, hosted by the Secretary of State for Trade Jaime García-Legaz, recognized the work of companies such as Ferrovial in expanding Spanish products and services abroad.

Ferrovial receives United Nations' Global Compact Award in Australia for its social investment programs. The Principles for Social Investment Secretariat of the United Nations' Global Compact has given the Social Investment Pioneer Award to Ferrovial's "Social Infrastructure" Corporate Responsibility program, in the Strategic Corporate Philanthropy category. Through the Social Infrastructure program, Ferrovial provides technical knowledge and financial support for the development of basic social water and sanitation infrastructures in Africa and Latin America. Every year the company chooses water supply and sanitation initiatives in vulnerable communities and participates in their financing, management and development.

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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