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FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices due to environmental performance

07/09/2011

FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices due to environmental performance

FCC has been included in the prestigious World and European Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year. In particular, the DJSI recognised the Group's environmental strategy in the last year.

FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices due to environmental performance

FCC improved its score the most in connection with the environmental policy implemented in 2010, which gave rise to several initiatives to improve citizens' well-being and preserve the environment in the context of combating climate change. The experts gave the FCC a score of 83 points, compared with 78 points last year. FCC improved its overall score despite tougher assessment criteria this year.

The experts at Dow Jones and SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) gave FCC, which is listed in the Heavy Construction category, the highest possible score in the areas of Non-financial Project Evaluation, Risk Management, and Transport and Logistics. It also received a high score in the Standards for Suppliers area.

FCC's established position among the world's most sustainable companies reflects a series of actions and achievements in the area of social responsibility by the Group, whose core shareholder is Esther Koplowitz. These include the company's ongoing commitment to ethics and integrity; more than 9,000 employees have been trained in the corporate ethics code and other projects in this area have been organised outside Spain.

FCC is prioritising electric mobility and has intensified programmes to improve energy efficiency through investment in renewable energies and the use of alternative fuels. The company is also committed to the personal and professional development of its staff, labour insertion of underprivileged groups, improvements in community well-being through environmental education, and the corporate volunteer programme.

CSR, a strategic objective
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the company's four strategic objectives (together with internationalisation, efficiency and technology) which currently guide the management of the Group, headed by Chairman and CEO Baldomero Falcones.

According to Michael A. Petronella, Chairman of the Dow Jones Indices: "The DJSI have become the gold standard in recognizing the world's corporate sustainability leaders", calling the indices "an invaluable market tool for those seeking to support companies that are committed to creating and adopting sustainable business practices."

This year, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) comprises 342 companies; 41 new firms have been added and 23 have been deleted from last year. The experts behind these sustainability indices select companies which are committed to sustainable growth and shareholder value creation; the businesses in the index comply with more than 90 strict economic, social and environmental criteria.