Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012


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Human Rights

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Ferrovial’s Code of Ethics states that "All actions undertaken by the company and its employees shall scrupulously respect the Human Rights and Civil Liberties enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights".

The Whistleblowing Channel allows any employee to report cases of inappropriate conduct or violations of the Code. In 2010 Ferrovial launched the Complaints Box on its corporate portal to allow any individual with Internet access to report and document possible irregularities or behavior that is against the law or the ethical commitments established by Ferrovial.

As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, Ferrovial is committed to supporting and respecting the protection of fundamental, internationally recognized Human Rights and ensuring that its companies are not complicit in their violation. This commitment also includes the basic labor rights and principles set out in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization (ILO): freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor, the effective abolition of child labor, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

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  • Respect, protection and promotion of Human Rights.

Lines of Action

  • Improve working conditions to ensure equal opportunities and non-discrimination among employees.
  • Ensure that its companies are not complicit in the violation of Human Rights (Global Compact).

2012 Milestones

  • Continued with the Code of Ethics course for all structural personnel in Spain.
  • Participated in forums and dialogs on the implementation of Human Rights in the company.

2013 Goals

  • Formalize the Human Rights policy.
  • Follow up the recommendations of the Ruggie Report on Human Rights in Spanish companies.

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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