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FCC classified in SAM Silver Class by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

08/03/2011

FCC classified in SAM Silver Class by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

FCC has obtained the Silver Class category from Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), which publishes and licenses the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes, comprised of more than 300 companies from 27 countries.
FCC classified in SAM Silver Class by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index selects 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.

SAM recently published its Sustainability Yearbook 2011, which compiles the awards given to companies that are outstanding for their commitment to and performance in sustainability and corporate social responsibility; FCC was distinguished with SAM's Silver Class and listed in the Heavy Construction sector.

This is the third consecutive year that FCC has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and European Indices, and this distinction recognises the Citizen Services company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2011, which refers to the 2010 figures, highlights FCC's economic performance, recognising it as a global leader in its sector (heavy construction), in the economic dimension and in three of the five criteria: risk and crisis management, codes of conduct (compliance, anti-corruption and bribery), and non-financial project evaluation.

Experts at Dow Jones, the world's leading securities and business index company, also gave FCC the top score in two of the environmental criteria: environmental reporting, and transport and logistics.

Moreover, FCC's social reporting and environmental management policies and systems were rated very highly, as were its initiatives in connection with resource efficiency and preservation.

The consolidation of FCC's 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 main shareholder is Esther Koplowitz. These included the promotion of integrity through awareness-raising and training, which facilitate compliance with the Code of Ethics, the equality and harassment prevention policies, and the creation of the Procurement Department, which applies social responsibility criteria when selecting and evaluating suppliers.

FCC has also implemented risk management initiatives, which address environmental and social risks. The company obtained a notable reduction in waste production and energy consumption, and it reduced greenhouse gas emissions, avoiding the release of more than 1.5 million tonnes of CO2. The company's implementation of its Human Resources Strategic Plan, approved in 2009, was also viewed as very positive.

FCC stood out for its policies to attract and retain talent; provide training and professional development for staff; results in workplace health and safety (in both accident rates and in the culture and management of workplace safety); and its social dialogue and enhancement of programmes with social benefits for workers, their family members, and disadvantaged groups, such as the Familia plan with Adecco Foundation and the INSERTA agreement signed with ONCE.