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FCC signs Diversity Charter

20/08/2014

FCC signs Diversity Charter

The FCC Group has signed the Spanish Diversity Charter, an initiative under which the company strengthens its commitment to the fundamental principles of equality, non-discrimination at work, support for diversity, and respect for people's differences
 

FCC signs Diversity Charter

The Diversity Charter is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Justice which seeks to develop policies against discrimination. Spain's Diversidad Foundation, established by the Alares Foundation, has the exclusive right to grant the seal in Spain, based on a voluntary commitment to support and promote the principles of inclusiveness and non-discrimination in the workplace.

As a signatory, FCC has undertaken to uphold ten principles and to announce its commitment to these values:

  • Promote work-life balance.
  • Raise awareness of the principles of equal opportunity and respect for diversity within the firm's values.
  • Build a diverse workforce.
  • Effectively promote integration in the workplace without discrimination.
  • Implement diversity management as part of all company policies.

The measures to favour diversity and equality are part of the Group's Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-2014.The Plan, which was approved by the Group's Board of Directors, promotes priority action in the field of CSR, including integration of groups with special needs, professional and personal development of all FCC people, and projects to promote equality, plurality and internal diversity.

These programmes are implemented through specific actions, many of which have already been adopted, such as: approval of FCC's Equality and Diversity Policy, renewal of equality plans with new proposals, application of the Protocol for Preventing Situations of Abuse of Authority and Sexual Harassment, adoption of the UN Women's Empowerment Principles, the Woman Manager Development Programme, the "FCC Worldwide" website for promoting international mobility and development of employees, and the implementation of a number of campaigns and the signature of agreements with third parties to raise awareness and change FCC's internal culture in this area.

Awards

The Spanish government has recognised FCC's efforts in this area by granting it the Equality Award. The analysts for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes also rated the company's performance in this area positively.

Women currently account for 21.6% of the Company's headcount and play a major role in running FCC, as there are five women on the Board of Directors.