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Two FCC projects on sustainability in cities, recognised by Forética

03/08/2017

Two FCC projects on sustainability in cities, recognised by Forética

Through its Water and Environment Divisions, FCC has taken part in the Sustainable Cities Initiative (Urban Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities for Companies), promoted by a leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) institution, Forética. This initiative aims to share best practices on CSR related to urban sustainability from environmental and social perspectives.
Two FCC projects on sustainability in cities, recognised by Forética

FCC, as a provider of services in urban areas, includes the connection to citizens as one of its strategic foundations. As such, it aims to provide innovative solutions that promote the transformation of cities and a high level of well-being for people. This is the vision behind its work on multiple projects across its business divisions.

As part of this initiative, Forética recognised the valuable and innovative contribution to Sustainability from two FCC Group projects: the FCC Environment SEEEUS® project and FCC Aqualia’s Communication Plan for the Pityusic Islands. Both projects have been selected together with another 59 initiatives, out of a total of 520 presented by the various institutions that participated, such as companies, government agencies, NGOs, educational institutions and other Spanish organisations.

The SEEEUS® (Environmental for Efficiency Evaluation of Urban Services) project, presented by FCC Environment, is an ICT system, which enables a new and integrated way of monitoring, calculating and communicating environmental information.

With SEEEUS®, FCC offers its customers a new environmental consulting service that relies on a tool developed internally through scientific partnership and verified by a third party. Through it, the relevant indicators (KPIs∫) are generated to evaluate and improve efficiency in the environmental management of services. This ensures the responsible use of energy and water resources as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste production.

This tool will inform stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers and citizens) about the progress made in complying with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in addressing climate change (SDG 13) and the development of sustainable communities (SDG 11).

Forética also praised FCC Aqualia for its Communication Plan in the Pityusic Islands, which raises awareness about the responsible use of water in these islands that started in 2015 and will be in force until 2020. The action was conceived as a proactive strategy, actively involving citizens, tourists, administrations and the media.

As part of the "Live the Island, Protect its Water" awareness campaign, leaflets were distributed with tips for responsible water consumption in hotels, municipal facilities and Aqualia offices. These were also published through advertisements in the local media and on the back of water bills for users in Ibiza and Formentera.