Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012

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Corporate responsibility

The 20.13 Plan

The 20.13 Plan (the strategic Corporate Responsibility plan) aims to improve competitiveness, develop Ferrovial's sustainability and protect its reputation, thus contributing long-term value for the company and its stakeholders.

The aim of this plan is to bind Corporate Responsibility to Ferrovial's defining position in Smart Infrastructures: efficient, accessible, clean and human infrastructures that improve the quality of life of society. To do so, an analysis was carried out to guide the objectives and lines of action to be included in the plan:

Investors
  • Review of the institutional investor policies used when adopting social, environmental and corporate governance criteria in the investment portfolio building process.
Sustainability Indices
  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses identified in the assessments made by the main indices.
Review of Best Practices
  • Analysis of significant CR practices in the sector.

The 20.13 Plan sets objectives to help define Ferrovial's positioning in three key markets:

Capital
  • Head the sustainability indices.
  • Reinforce the appeal of the ESG criteria among institutional investors and position the company with respect to SRI.
Society
  • Representativity in CR initiatives.
  • Promote dialog with stakeholders.
Employment
  • Raise awareness of the importance of CR among employees and potential candidates.

Six priority areas for action were defined following this analysis:

  1. Corporate Governance: The efforts are focused on transparency, with improved communication to investors and analysts of information on non-financial performance. The goal is to achieve business objectives while guided by the interest of society.
  2. Codes of Good Conduct: Ferrovial is aware of the need to promote respect for human rights across the value chain and to foster the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. In addition, emphasis is placed on processes and measures to combat corruption, extortion and bribery.
  3. People: Policies of equality, diversity and work-life balance, as well as occupational safety, are of particular importance to Ferrovial. Also key are issues of safety and risk prevention.
  4. Society and the Environment: Ferrovial's environmental management, a benchmark in the sector, works to monitor and reduce the carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency. Of particular interest are the programs to encourage mobility, cut the amount of raw materials used and promote the use of recycled materials. On the social front, the company's employees carry out infrastructure projects in developing countries. Efforts also focus on accessibility and research and innovation projects based on the Smart Infrastructure concept.
  5. Innovation: The aim is to contribute to Ferrovial's competitiveness via sustainable R&D&i projects.
  6. Stakeholders: Ferrovial designs actions to measure the perception of stakeholders and the company’s ranking in the main sustainability indices.

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  • LBG Spain
  • The Global Compact
  • FTSE4Good
  • Carbon disclosure project
  • Corporate Responsibility Prime. Rated by oekom research

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