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FTSE4Good includes FCC in its socially responsible investment index for the fourth consecutive year

26/03/2012

FTSE4Good includes FCC in its socially responsible investment index for the fourth consecutive year

  • Index experts rated FCC's management of environmental initiatives and worker rights

FCC's social and environmental responsibility strategy has once again attained international recognition. FTSE4Good, the socially responsible investing index, has included FCC, the Citizen Services Group, for the fourth consecutive year. The index, which is renewed twice a year, rates environmental aspects, worker rights, and environmental and climate change management, among other factors.

Recognition by FTSE4Good, one of the leading global indices for sustainability and corporate responsibility, further strengthens FCC's conviction that it is properly implementing social responsibility features within its business strategy. Those features include environmental management, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, combating corruption, defence of human and labour rights, and the application of labour standards in the supply chain.

The areas of FCC's performance that were most highly rated by FTSE4Good experts were worker rights (scoring 5 points out of 5), environmental and climate change management, corporate governance and countering bribery. FCC obtained 88 points out of a possible total of 100.

The consolidation of FCC's position among the world's most sustainable companies reflects a series of specific actions and achievements in the area of social responsibility by the Group, whose main shareholder is Esther Koplowitz. These include the promotion of integrity through awareness-raising and training tools, 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.

The Board of Directors is fully committed to these policies. FCC's Board has approved the 3rd Corporate Responsibility Master Plan 2012-14. This 3rd plan represents significant progress with respect to the previous two, and entails placing CSR policies at the service of the business strategy. In short, these policies should serve to achieve business objectives. The 3rd Plan is defined by three vectors: connecting with citizens, intelligent services, and exemplary behaviour.

FCC, also part of the DJSI
Additionally, for the third consecutive year, FCC maintained its position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the World and Europe in the heavy construction sector. The company improved its score with respect to the leading company in the sector, Korea's Hyundai Engineering. This distinction is further recognition of the Citizen Services company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility.