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Ethical and environmental management consolidate FCC´s position in the Dow Jones sustainability index

10/09/2010

Ethical and environmental management consolidate FCC´s position in the Dow Jones sustainability index

FCC's commitment to social and environmental responsibility has been recognised with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the World and Europe for the third consecutive year. The 2010 indices highlight FCC's economic performance, as it is 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 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.

FCC has also implemented risk management initiatives (which include environmental and social risks), the effects of which are visible in the reduction of accident rates in FCC's main business areas. Moreover, 72% of group activity has environmental certification, and 83% is certified as complying with quality management standards. 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. As regards human resources, 600,000 training hours were provided to FCC's more than 92,000 employees.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which is comprised of more than 300 companies in 27 countries, 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.