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FCC Construcción publishes its fourth sustainability report


FCC Construcción publishes its fourth sustainability report

FCC Construction has published its 2007-2008 sustainability report, drafted in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative's G3 standard and rated A+; it was verified by an independent third party, AENOR.

The company, a 100% subsidiary of FCC, drafts this report every two years and updates it in odd-numbered years. The latest report evidences the company's commitment to dialogue and transparency with all stakeholders with a view to informing them of its economic, social and environmental progress.

In 2007, FCC Construcción obtained 6.957 billion euro in revenue, up 58.3% from 2006; 41.2% of the total came from outside Spain.

The workforce comprises 26,839 people (10,000 in Spain), and 2,506 jobs were created in 2007. In the area of social responsibility, the company signed an agreement with the Fundación ADECCO to implement the Familia Plan to bring people with disabilities into the labour market; it made efforts to ensure workplace safety, with the result that FCC Construcción has much lower accident rates than the rest of the sector; and it maintained its commitment to the professional development of employees by providing more than 193,000 hours of training.

From an environmental standpoint, the report describes the degree of application and progress in implementing best practices in all areas: relations with society, emissions into the atmosphere, noise and vibration, water discharges, occupation of land and contamination and loss of soil, use of natural resources, waste production, and land use planning.

About 20% of the projects evaluated made environmental improvements to the original design, and 97.1% of the works obtained 51 points, the minimum required by the company applying the criteria established in the basic environmental planning and control guide.

One of FCC Construcción's greatest concerns is the reuse of construction materials. In 2007, more than 15 million cubic metres of rubble, earth and rock were reused instead of being disposed of in dumps or landfills.

Many of the company's actions have been recognised with prestigious awards, including the Mies Van der Rohe award for the Contemporary Art Museum of León designed by architects Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla; the Puente de Alcántara award for Terminal T4 at the Madrid-Barajas Airport designed by Lamela and Rogers; and the Garrigues Expansión award in the Sustainability and Social Responsibility category for the biennial publication of environmental reports.