Ferrovial - Annual Report 2012


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Human Rights

Corporate Volunteering

Ferrovial promotes corporate volunteering as a way of raising awareness and providing training in the area of Human Rights. In 2012, 1,079 employees were involved in social initiatives during their workday.

Involvement by employees in social projects promotes respect for Human Rights, generates information about the problems that lead to their violation and raises awareness of the importance of citizen participation to resolve these problems.

Ferrovial is actively involved through its volunteers in the fight to protect Human Rights, and thus contributes toward the achievement of Millennium Development Goal number 8: develop a global partnership for development.

The company has various ways of channeling its employees' charitable interests and promoting the culture of solidarity:

  • Volunteering for Development. Ferrovial supports and funds development cooperation through the work of its employees. So far, 54 of the company’s employees have traveled to countries in the South to provide their know-how in basic infrastructure access projects. International volunteering is specialized and professional. Currently volunteers are working through the Social Infrastructure Program (see the chapter on Community Investment). In 2012, 11 Ferrovial employees traveled to Peru and Tanzania for 15 days to work on water and sanitation projects being carried out by the NGOs Plan España (Peru) and ONGAWA (Tanzania). The volunteers were chosen from more than 50 candidates according to the needs identified by those responsible for the projects. All participants received training in cooperation and worked on the design, technical advice and monitoring of the infrastructure construction work for water and sanitation. They also analyzed the quality of water and helped train local technicians.
  • Volunteers at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ferrovial launched an initiative together with HAH for 50 family members of employees to participate as volunteers welcoming arrivals at Heathrow Airport for the 2012 London Olympics. The volunteers took part in a variety of actions to assist athletes, authorities and spectators arriving at the airport.

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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