Ferrovial views corporate responsibility as a voluntary commitment to driving the economic, social and environmental development of the communities in which it operates. The Corporate Responsibility Policy is rooted in the principles of the Global Compact and internationally accepted agreements and resolutions governing CR-related matters. Ferrovial’s Board of Directors is tasked with ensuring adherence to these principles, which the company has voluntarily embraced. The policy is available at www.ferrovial.com.
The Corporate Responsibility Committee is the nexus joining the business units and corporate divisions with the senior management. It reports on the results obtained and proposes actions to the Management Committee, while also informing the rest of the company of the approval of proposals and the results reported.
The Communications and CR Director chairs the CR Committee, which comprises representatives from all business units (Toll Roads, Airports, Construction and Services) and corporate divisions (Human Resources, General Secretary’s Office, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality and the Environment, Risks, and Innovation).
This committee is tasked with monitoring the Strategic Corporate Responsibility Plan. The Chairman of the CR Committee reports annually to the Board of Directors.
Its functions can be summarized as follows:
In 2016, the Corporate Responsibility Committee defined Plan 20.19, which is valid for the 2017-2019 horizon. A series of qualitative and quantitative annualized indicators were determined for each of the proposed progress actions to take stock of the performance and level of compliance of each of them. The company uses a scorecard to monitor its performance.
Plan 20.19 is based on Ferrovial’s conviction that CR is a strategic function relating to sustainability, competitiveness and reputation for the sake of generating long-term value for all stakeholders and society as a whole. It is also an essential tool for developing the business, building the trust of stakeholders and fulfilling medium- and long-term objectives.
The 20.19 Plan will cement Ferrovial’s position as a leading economic, social and environmental company, consolidating the progress it has made in the field of corporate responsibility. It was designed to make Ferrovial a benchmark in the field, particularly regarding the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with which the company is fully aligned, though mainly in relation to goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities).
The objectives are also aligned with its business objectives, allowing the company to extend them across the Ferrovial value chain, ranging from customers through to suppliers. The 20.19 Plan is structured around six areas, each comprising various courses of action that are broken down in turn into specific, measurable and quantifiable objectives.
These areas are as follows:
In 2018, the following progress was made in relation to each of the areas of action of Plan 20.19:
|Area of action||Lines of action||Highlights for 2018|
|Ethics and Integrity||Continuing to guarantee ethical behavior and ensure respect for human rights.||
|Corporate Governance||Integrating corporate responsibility criteria into management and continuing to guarantee transparency while adapting to the latest regulatory developments.||
|People||Guaranteeing a flexible, safe and healthy work environment, nurturing talent and employability and promoting an inclusive and open culture.||
|The environment||Reducing the carbon footprint, the water footprint, the impact on biodiversity and promoting the circular economy.||
|Society||Achieving the best quality standards, reinforcing ethical criteria in purchasing activity and systemizing the measurement of social impacts.||
|Innovation||Promoting entrepreneurship and innovative solutions||
By the end of 2019, the company will analyze the degree of compliance with the objectives established for the plan as a whole, and new courses of action will be defined for Plan 20.22, covering the 2020-2022 horizon.