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FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

07/02/2012

FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  • FCC, the Citizen Services Group, was distinguished by Sustainable Asset Management as Bronze Class, and is one of the top Spanish companies in the Heavy Construction category
  • The global index highlights FCC's commitment to social responsibility and sustainability
     
FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
FCC has been recognised once again for its environmental and social responsibility initiatives. Sustainable Asset Management -SAM-, which draws up the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices, has distinguished FCC as a Bronze Class company in the Heavy Construction section.

This is the third consecutive year that FCC has been distinguished in its sector by SAM, and is one of the top Spanish companies in the Heavy Construction category. The Gold Class distinction went to Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd and the Silver to GS Engineering & Construction Corp., both from South Korea.

This index, comprising over 300 companies from 27 countries, selects companies which are committed to sustainable growth and shareholder value creation; the businesses in the index are rated in accordance with more than 90 strict economic, social and environmental criteria.

SAM recently published its Sustainability Yearbook 2012, which includes the awards granted to companies for their commitment and performance in sustainability and social responsibility, among them FCC's Bronze Class distinction in the Heavy Construction sector.

The results of the 2011 edition, reported in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2012, reflect the positive evaluation by SAM experts of FCC in the categories of Non-Financial Project Evaluation, Risk Management, and Transport & Logistics. FCC's supplier management also received high scores.


Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

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. 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.

The environment is also a fundamental part of the CSR policy. 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, employing members of underprivileged groups, improvements in community well-being through environmental education, and the corporate volunteer programme.