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FCC approves its 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-2014


FCC approves its 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-2014

  • Approval by the Board of Directors of FCC, the Citizen Services Group, is one of the CSR policy's distinguishing features
  • This plan puts the CR policies at the service of the business strategy with a view to achieving its objectives
FCC approves its 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-2014

FCC has reached a new milestone in its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Board of Directors of FCC, the Citizen Services Group, has approved the 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-14. This approval is a distinguishing feature of the Plan and reflects the strategic importance of this matter for the company.

The Plan was presented to the Board by Felipe García, Director and Chairman of the CR Committee.

The 3rd CR Master Plan 2012-14 represents significant progress compared with the two previous plans, since now the Corporate Social Responsibility policies are at the service of the business' strategy, acting as a tool for achieving objectives.

The Master Plan is based on the concept of Citizen Services, and it was designed in consideration of two projections: notable growth in the world's population in the next decade (primarily in cities) and the new environmental and social demands that will arise as a result.

Sustainability will be essential to enable FCC to compete in the cities of the future. Infrastructure, water, waste, and energy (FCC's core businesses) will play a major role in the development of cities in the next ten years.

With this in mind, the new Master Plan has been designed to reinforce the capabilities of both the company and its employees, in pursuit of FCC's objective of strengthening its position as a source of comprehensive solutions to the problems associated with sustainable development of future cities.

A three-pronged plan
The 3rd Plan is defined by three pillars. The first is "Citizen Connection", which encourages dialogue with cities' opinion-makers, promotes active sustainability with the participation of FCC employees, evaluates and measures the positive impact for users of FCC's services, and supports our corporate volunteer programmes.

The second pillar, "Intelligent Services", calls for the creation of an interdisciplinary work and research group to anticipate the design and needs of future cities, and to reduce the carbon footprint of the group's business activities.

The third pillar, "Exemplary Behaviour", focuses on a Group-wide commitment to integrity and ethics, promotion of CSR among suppliers, improvements in career development and workplace safety for our employees, and the integration of groups which are underprivileged or at risk of social exclusion.

Leveraging our principles
FCC's technical and professional skills have made it a leader in several of the business areas that will be key for future cities, and it has established binding principles which distinguish its culture and are fundamental for the Group to operate successfully in a way that is sustainable and responsible. The FCC Principles are doing things right, integrity, efficiency and proximity.

These principles call for employees to give 100%, both professionally and personally ("doing things right"); integrity and compliance with our commitments, respect for others, and honesty and transparency ("integrity"); being austere, minimising resource use and making the most of resources in our activities and in the achievement of our goals ("efficiency"); and acting as a citizen services company that is close to the societies where we operate, respecting the expectations of the people we serve, and offering solutions that are in the public interest ("proximity").