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FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for sixth consecutive year

11/09/2013

FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for sixth consecutive year

  • Its commitment to environmental policies and customer relations, key factors behind FCC's inclusion in the DJSI Europe
FCC continues in Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for sixth consecutive year

FCC, the Citizen Services Group, has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive year. The company's inclusion in this leading index is especially notable given the difficulties faced this year as a result of the major economic crisis.

In particular, Dow Jones highlighted FCC's commitment to environmental reporting and policies, customer relationship management and its corporate citizenship and volunteer programmes, where the company's score advanced the most.

FCC obtained the highest possible score (100 points) in two areas, human-capital development and efficient resource management and conservation, and received very high marks in risk and crisis management (93 points) and environmental policies (92 points).

In connection with the company's policies on efficient resource management and conservation, Dow Jones underlined that FCC has played a vital leadership role in the main international working groups on sustainable construction. The index also called attention to FCC's initiatives related to reducing the environmental impact and using environmentally-friendly materials in the construction of its new headquarters in Las Tablas (Madrid).

Workplace health and safety

Workplace health and safety policies and the company's position on ethics and integrity, as set out in its codes of conduct, and on anti-corruption and bribery also contributed notably to FCC's inclusion in the DJSI.

The experts welcomed the environment and social action projects undertaken by Group subsidiaries throughout the world. Specifically, they highlighted All-gas, a project led by Aqualia and Ekostone which seeks to obtain biodiesel from microalgae at a slag recovery plant built by FCC Ámbito. In terms of social action, of special note were the agreements signed by the water management subsidiary and FCC Construction with universities and business schools to offer courses and Masters programmes in those areas.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are based on an annual assessment of companies, which, together with the regional indices for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Korea, are used to create financial products that focus on long-term value creation.